PVL: Perlas Spikers shoot down Flying Titans for second straight win

Mark Escarlote on Aug 28, 2019 07:59 PM
PVL: Perlas Spikers shoot down Flying Titans
BanKo prevailed over ChocoMucho in straight sets to score their first back-to-back wins in the PVL Season 3 Open Conference. (Arvin Lim)

BanKo stunned ChocoMucho in straight sets, 25-18, 25-20, 25-23, on Wednesday to string its first back-to-back wins in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

After a shaky start in the season-ending conference, the Perlas Spikers finally got their groove going to improve to 4-2 win-loss record.

Kathy Bersola displayed her dominance at the net with 10 attack points and five kill blocks for 15 points while Dzi Gervacio hammered all of her 13 markers on spikes while adding 13 digs and seven excellent receptions for BanKo.

Nicole Tiamzon chipped in 11 for the Perlas Spikers, who wrapped up the match in one hour and 25 minutes.

BanKo did its assignment on defense as it clamped down on ChocoMucho’s top hitter Kat Tolentino, who was limited to only eight points. The Perlas Spikers admitted that the result came as a surprise considering that the Flying Titans came off a tightly-contested five-set loss to PacificTown Army last week before beating Chef’s Classics.  

“Siyempre nu’ng nakita namin games nila sa Army sobrang pukpukan. Talagang long rallies talaga and yun nga I think on our part sabay-sabay lahat na maganda ang laro.”

After dominating the opening set, the Perlas Spikers went down 5-11 to start the second frame before BanKo sparked a red-hot rally to turn the tables around and take a 2-0 match lead.

ChocoMucho threatened to extend the duel after chipping away a 20-15 deficit to just 21-20. Tiamzon stopped the bleeding but the Flying Titans closed in again, 24-23, off a score by Maddie Madayag before setter Jem Ferrer put the game away with a 1-2 play.

Madayag was the only ChocoMucho player in double figures with 15 points. The Flying Titans dropped to 2-2 card tied with PetroGazz.



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