PVL: Lady Warriors submit Lady Falcons in straight sets

Mark Escarlote on Oct 03, 2018 05:48 PM
PVL: Lady Warriors submit Lady Falcons in straight sets
Pocari Sweat-Air Force made quick work of Adamson University-Akari for its third straight win.

Pocari Sweat-Air Force continued with its rise after claiming its third straight win at the expense of skidding Adamson University-Akari.

The trio of Myla Pablo, Iari Yongco and Jeanette Panaga punished the young Lady Falcons as the Lady Warriors swept their way to a 25-23, 25-22, 25-16, victory Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Pocari Sweat-Air Force, which improved to 3-1 win-loss record, took control on the match early and dictated the pace to cruise to another win and send Adamson down to its second loss in as many outings.

Pablo pounded 11 kills for 13 points and added 13 digs for the Lady Warriors, who are now in a tear after dropping a painful four-set match against Ateneo de Manila University-Motolite in their conference opener almost two weeks ago. 

Iari Yongco added 12 markers off nine kills, two aces and a kill block while Panaga and Palomata scored nine each and combined for 10 of Pocari Sweat's 13 kill blocks. 

Up big, 16-10, in the second frame, the Lady Warriors relaxed in the closing stretch and allowed the Lady Falcons to draw close, 22-20. Pocari Sweat answered with two straight points to move at set point but again allowed Adamson-Akari to save two markers before the Lady Warriors got a lucky break after Lady Falcons setter MJ Igao sent her service short. 

"Biruin mo dikit ng first set saka ng second set, eh yun nga ang ayaw kong gawin nila kasi nu’ng first game namin sa AFP Olympics ganoon din. Naka-set pa ang kalaban namin. Yan yung attitude nila na ayaw na ayaw ko so yun nag ginagamot naming as of now hanggang sa susunod namin na game," said Pocari Sweat coach Jasper Jimenez, whose squad will take on Creamline October 14.

The Lady Warriors broke the backs of the Lady Falcons, who were obviously missing the leadership and scoring of injured opposite hitter Eli Souyud (left knee), with a 9-0 start in the third frame for the quick win.

Chiara Permentilla led Adamson-Akari with 12 points while Benadette Flora finished with 11.



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