PVL: Jet Spikers advance to the Finals
Mark Escarlote on Jul 06, 2018 08:53 PM
Philippine Air Force barged in the Finals after sweeping Vice Co. in the series decider.
Ranran Abdilla blasted 22 points to spearhead Philippine Air Force’s march in the Finals after sweeping Vice Co., 25-14, 25-23, 27-25, Friday night in Game 3 of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference men’s best-of-three semifinals at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Jet Spikers arranged a Finals showdown against archrival repeat-seeking Cignal.
Game 1 of the best-of-three Finals is on Sunday at the MOA Arena.
Abdilla hammered 19 kills and added two kill blocks for Air Force, which will face the HD Spikers for the crown for the fifth time in three years.
Bryan Bagunas added 15 points – all from attacks – and 22 excellent receptions while Fauzi Ismail got 12 markers for the Jet Spikers, who rebounded from a five-set loss in Game 2 last Wednesday.
“Gumanda ang laro ni Ranran. Then kasi nu’ng second game namin hindi naming nabasa ang blocking nila saka yung opensa. So this time binago namin ang patern ng offense namin lalo na sa open spiker saka sa blocking namin,” said Air Force coach Rhovyl Verayo.
Richard Solis was the lone Blockbusters player in double figure with 10 points while Peter Quiel and JP Bugaoan combined for 15 markers.
Vice Co. will face PLDT Home Fibr in the best-of-three battle for third.
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