PVL: Perlas Spikers shoot down Lady Eagles for 4-0 card
Mark Escarlote on Oct 07, 2018 05:38 PM
Unbeaten BanKo added Ateneo-Motolite in its list of victims to remain on top of the heap in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference.
BanKo flexed its muscles once again to preserve its unbeaten slate and become the only unscathed squad in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference.
Marching into battle with less than 24 hours after their last outing, the Perlas Spikers showed veteran smarts and composure to stave off the challenge posed by the younger Ateneo-Motolite squad, 27-25, 25-19, 25-11, Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Former Lady Eagle Dzi Gervacio schooled the new generation of Ateneo volleybelles as the seasoned hitter turned back the hands of time with her vintage form and crisp attacking that penetrated the vaunted net defense of the Oliver Almadro-mentored team.
BanKo, which came off a four-set win over listless Adamson-Akari Saturday, extended its winning streak to four and solidified its hold of the solo top spot while handing Ateneo-Motolite its first taste of defeat in three outings.
"Na-challenge lang siguro ang mga players namin kasi parehas kaming walang talo eh. Siguro na-challenge ang mga players namin and gusto naming manalo," said Perlas Spikers coach Dong Dela Cruz.
Nicole Tiamzon scored 17 points off 12 attacks, four kill blocks and an ace to lead BanKo, which will take on Tacloban on Wednesday. Tiamzon also added nine digs and six excellent receptions for the Perlas Spikers.
Gervacio finished with 14 points with all but one coming off kills while Kathy Bersola and Joy Dacoron added 11 and six markers, respectively, for BanKo, which rained down 42 spikes. Jem Ferrer tallied 21 excellent sets for the Perlas Spikers.
The Perlas Spikers came back from a 22-24 deficit in the first set to force a deuce before hanging tough in the closing stretch to dictate the complexion of the match.
With momentum on their side, BanKo was able to control the game. The Perlas Spikers buried the Lady Eagles, 22-6, in the third frame to secure the win and end the match in 79 minutes.
Kat Tolentino posted 11 points while Maddie Madayag got 10 for Ateneo-Motolite, which split its back-to-back weekend schedule.
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