PVL: Angels soar for second straight win
Mark Escarlote on May 26, 2018 04:26 PM
Petro Gazz overpowered Iriga-Navy for second straight win.
Petro Gazz came out smoking on all cylinders as the Angels welcomed their new import Olena Lymareva-Flink with an emphatic 25-22, 30-28, 25-13, win Saturday over skidding Iriga-Navy in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Angels, who played depleted after injuries on locals Rachel Austero (shin fracture) and Wensh Tiu (right ankle), improved to 2-3 win-loss record.
Lymareva-Flink, who replaced injured Estonian Kadi Kullerkann (knee), debuted with a bang as the Ukranian reinforcement unloaded 16 points off 12 kills and four service aces while adding 14 digs for Petro Gazz.
“Happy with the win but more practice,” said Angels head coach Jerry Yee. "May bagong import and may receive, may depensa. Hopefully maayos pa natin.”
Cherry Nunag, who earned a spot in the team after Austero was ruled out of the conference, added nine points while Anastasiia Trach of Ukraine scored eight for the Angels, which arrested a three-game skid last week with a come-from-behind five-set win over BanKo in Batangas.
After easily taking the opening frame, Petro Gazz faced tough resistance from the Lady Oragons in the second set. Iriga-Navy saved five set points before Lymareva-Flink closed the frame with a push and an ace.
It was all Angels in the third set.
The Lady Oragons, who gave away 31 points off errors, absorbed their straight loss in four outings.
American import Lauren Whyte and Macy Ubben were the only Iriga-Navy players in double figures with 17 and 14 points, respectively.
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