PVL: Angels, Perlas Spikers meet in early rivalry match

Mark Escarlote on Aug 11, 2019 07:06 AM
PVL: Angels, Perlas Spikers meet in early rivalry match
PetroGazz collides with BanKo in an early rematch of last conferences semifinals series.

PetroGazz gets an early test to prove its previous conference title conquest is no fluke in a clash with redemption-seeking Banko on Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference.

The match at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan is set at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. It will air on a delayed basis on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23 and ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166. 

Behind high-scoring imports Wilma Salas and Janisa Johnson, the Angels bagged their breakthrough title after dethroning Creamline. Now playing in an all-Filipino tournament, PetroGazz wants to validate that it has a legitimate championship-caliber core.

“Alam namin na mahirap ang trabaho sa season na ‘to pero ang nasa mind namin ngayong conference ay patunayan ang sarili namin,” said last conference’s 2nd Best Middle Blocker Cherry Nunag. “Protektahan kung ano ang mayroon kami at protektahan ang na-build namin last conference.”

Also back in the fold for the Angels are Jeanette Panaga, Paneng Mercado, Jonah Sabete, Cai Baloaloa, Cienne Cruz and setter Djanel Cheng.

BanKo, on the other hand, is motivated to exact revenge on its Reinforced Conference semifinals tormentors.

“Kailangan maayos kami. Kailangan mong ayusin muna ang sarili mo bago mo tingnan ang ibang team,” said Perlas Spikers top hitter Nicole Tiamzon.

Back to banner BanKo are Dzi Gervacio, Kathy Bersola, Suzanne Roces and Jem Ferrer while Ana Gopico and Cherilyn Sindayen are the new additions of the squad.



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