PVL: Angels coach Yee gets relief after arresting slump
Mark Escarlote on May 20, 2018 07:09 PM
Relieved siyempre kasi wala namang coach na nanalo na di na-relieve di ba? Thank God nakakuha kami ng first win -- Angels coach Jerry Yee
BATANGAS CITY -- Petro Gazz head coach Jerry Yee felt relieved after finally getting the monkey of their backs and ending a long drought in their maiden campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference.
The Angels were able to spread their wings as they arrested a three-game slump at the expense of BanKo Perlas, 15-25, 18-25, 25-18, 25-20, 15-9, Sunday at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum here.
“Relieved siyempre kasi wala namang coach na nanalo na di na-relieve di ba? Thank God nakakuha kami ng first win,” said Yee, whose wards pulled their victims to a tie at 1-3 win-loss slates.
It was a morale-boosting win for the Angels after they traveled South without top local hitter Rachel Austero, who aggravated a lingering left shin stress fracture and will be out for the remainder of the conference.
Stepping up for Austero was Cherry Nunag, who was activated from their reserve list.
Nunag scored 14 points and played solid net defense to complement the superb game of Ukranian import Anastasiia Trach and Estonian Kadi Kullerkann.
“Ang laki ng contribution ni Cherry, ibabaw siya, mabilis ang laro niya,” said Yee. “Probably hindi pa siya nakikita ng iba or di masyado na-scout probably, so ang laki ng contribution ni Cherry.”
Trach had 27 points while Kullerkann, who was moved at the middle, posted 16.
“(‘Yung mga imports) they’re trying to contribute sa opensa, depensa. Hinahanapan natin sila ng puwesto kung saan sila mama-maximize,” said Yee. “Mukhang mas na-maximize natin today kaysa sa previous game so we’re very-very happy.”
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