PVL: We're down but we're not letting it defeat us – Johnson
Mark Escarlote on Jun 22, 2019 09:09 PM
Of course, it hits home when you have your first loss but the season's not over yet. So this is a push for us that we needed -- Janisa Johnson
For the first time in eight games PetroGazz found itself on the losing end of a hard-fought battle in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference.
The Angels suffered an 18-25, 25-21, 19-25, 24-26, loss at the hands of defending champion Creamline on Saturday that ended PetroGazz’s seven game winning streak.
But the Angels are not losing sleep from their first setback.
“It was quiet [in the locker room],” said American import Janisa Johnson. “But I mean, I think everyone was reflecting on what happened.”
The semis-bound Angels and Cool Smashers are tied at the top spot with 7-1 win-loss slates.
“We're bummed out but we still have a good record in the season. So I mean, we're down but we're not letting it defeat us,” said Johnson, who scored 22 points with 20 coming off kills.
The Angels had a chance to force a deciding set after taking a 24-21 lead in the fourth frame but the breaks of the game didn’t go their way as Creamline escaped with its seventh straight win since bowing down to PetroGazz in the conference opener.
“It happens. We put up a fight, but I guess we know we could have done more,” said Johnson.
“But the next game now we know what to do. I mean, losses happen. It sucks when it happens, but they're part of the game,” she added. “Of course, it hits home when you have your first loss but the season's not over yet. So this is a push for us that we needed.”
The Angels will try to get back on the win column on Sunday against PacificTown Army at the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan, Laguna.
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