PVL: Angels go for first round sweep
Mark Escarlote on Jun 07, 2019 09:49 PM
PetroGazz will try to complete a first round sweep.
PetroGazz is out to complete a first round sweep on Saturday when the Angels take on PacificTown Army in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Behind power-hitting imports Wilma Salas of Cuba and American Janisa Johnson, PetroGazz steamrolled past its first four opponents.
The Angels will try to add the Lady Troopers to their list of victims in their 2:00 p.m. tussle that will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream.
Angels head coach Arnold Laniog wants his streaking wards to take this opportunity to further fuel their momentum and strengthen their bid for a spot in the Final Four.
“Actually malaking bagay talaga na sa first round mamuhunan kasi like we did last conference sa All-Filipino [Open] doon kami sa last four games kami kumayod na isang talo lang namin, laglag. So napakahirap ng dinaanan namin,” he said. “But this time as much as makakuha kami ng panalo ngayong first round, better, para may puhunan.”
Salas and Johnson, who sit at the top two of the scoring list, will have Jeanette Panaga, Cherry Nunag, Jonah Sabete, Jessey De Leon, setter Djanel Cheng and libero Cienne Cruz behind them.
On the other hand, the PacificTown Army aims at winning its second straight match after a four-set victory over Motolite a week ago.
The Lady Troopers are tied with defending champion Creamline with 2-1 win-loss slate.
Ukrainian Lena Lymareva-Flink, American Jenelle Jordan and local stars Jovelyn Gonzaga, Royse Tubino, Nene Bautista and Ging Balse-Pabayo will lead the march of PacificTown Army in its first of back-to-back weekend games.
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