PVL: Lady Warriors back in win column
Mark Escarlote on May 23, 2018 09:03 PM
Pocari Sweat-Air Force returned in the win column to even its record to 2-2.
Defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force recovered just in time after a second set meltdown to turn back Iriga-Philippine Navy, 25-8, 23-25, 25-18, 25-16, Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
American import Ari Love wreaked havoc at the net as she led the Lady Warriors to their second win in four outings tied with idle Tacloban.
Love scattered 18 spikes with five kill blocks and two aces for game-high 25 points while skipper Myla Pablo added 16 markers, all but one coming off kills, for Pocari Sweat-Air Force, which unleashed 51 points off attacks.
The Lady Warriors were active at the net, scoring 11 kill blocks and keeping the Lady Oragons’ attackers in check.
“Second set ‘di naman sa nag-over confident mga bata, talagang nag-step up kalaban,” said Lady Warriors coach Jasper Jimenez. “Siguro third and fourth mas lalo sigurong kinapitan nu’ng team ko.”
American import Maddie Palmer had 13 markers while Jeanette Panaga added 10 points for Pocari Sweat-Air Force.
Iriga-Navy dropped its second straight match in three games.
Americans Lauren Whyte and Macy Ubben scored 15 points each to pace the Lady Oragons.
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