PVL: Perlas Spikers stay unbeaten in five outings

Mark Escarlote on Oct 10, 2018 06:45 PM
PVL: Perlas Spikers stay unbeaten in five outings
Dzi Gervacio dropped 23 points to help BanKo keep an unblemished record after five outings.

Dzi Gervacio and Nicole Tiamzon showed the way as unbeaten BanKo extended its winning streak to five straight after taking down Tacloban, 25-21, 23-25, 29-27, 25-18, Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The duo sparked the Perlas Spikers’ rally in the pivotal third set where BanKo recovered from a five-point deficit to steal the frame and take the fight away from the Fighting Warays.

With momentum on their side, the Perlas Spikers raced to a 16-7 lead in the fourth and never allowed Tacloban to get closer than five points on their way to tightening their grip of the solo top spot.

“Malakas naman ang Tacloban, lahat naman ng teams dyan capable of winning kahit sinong team iharap sa kanila,” said BanKo head coach Dong Dela Cruz.

Gervacio delivered and all-around performance as she finished with 23 points with 20 coming off kills while adding 16 digs and nine excellent receptions for the Perlas Spikers.

Tiamzon got 15 attacks, three aces and a pair of kill blocks for BanKo while Joy Dacoron got 11 markes including four from kill blocks.  

After splitting the first two sets, the Perlas Spikers got into trouble in the third with the Fighting Warays building 22-17 separation. BanKo fought back and tied the frame at 23.

The Perlas Spikers saved two set points took two set point advantages, 26-25 and 27-26 before completing the comeback with a Gervacio off the block hit and an Amy Ahomiro kill block.   

“Come-from-behind ‘yung panalo namin sa third set kaya medyo bumaba ang confidence ng Tacloban kaya sinamantalata naming,” said Dela Cruz.

The Fighting Warays absorbed their second straight defeat for a 2-3 slate.

Heather Guino-o got 21 points on 17 hits, three kill blocks and an ace in a lost cause for Tacloban. Jovielyn Prado had 10 markers while Shola Alvarez, Seth Rodriguez and Anne Esguerra scored seven each.

 

 

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