PVL: Perlas Spikers grab solo second place
Mark Escarlote on Nov 04, 2018 06:09 PM
BanKo captured its second straight win at the expense of listless Adamson-Akari.
BanKo snatched its second straight victory to move to solo second spot after quick work of hapless Adamson-Akari, 25-17, 25-17, 25-18, Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre.
The Perlas Spikers showed no signs of rust despite an 11-day layoff, taking care of business in just 73 minutes for a 7-2 win-loss record.
Kathy Bersola showed the way for BanKo with 13 points as the former University of the Philippines standout cashed in from good trips at the service line after landing four aces spiked by seven kills and two kill blocks.
Dzi Gervacio scored all of her 10 points on attacks while Nicole Tiamzon nailed eight kills for 10 points for the Perlas Spikers.
“Coming from a break nakapahinga ang mga players, although, hindi naman talaga nag-break nag-ensayo pa kami and Nov. 1 lang naman talaga kami nag-break at saka yung Oct. 31 tapos nun bumalik na kami sa training,” said Banko coach Dong Dela Cruz, whose squad is bracing for a tough three-game grind starting next Saturday.
“Tapos ang Adamson siguro medyo mababa ang laro nila kasi sa standing nila, medyo, bata eh siguro wala sa ano. Siguro dahil sa sunud-sunod na setback nila,” he added.
The Perlas Spikers capitalized on the Lady Falcons’ sluggish game to claim an easy win and solidify their bid for a spot in the Final Four.
Adamson-Akari gave away 24 points off its errors and allowed BanKo to pound 39 attack points.
The Lady Falcons dropped their ninth straight in as many games and are now on the brink of kissing their Final Four hopes goodbye.
Bernadette Flora finished with 11 points as the only Adamson-Akari player in double figures.
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