PVL: Jet Spikers connect fourth straight win
Mark Escarlote on Sep 18, 2019 08:07 PM
Air Force racked up four straight victories. (Richard Esguerra)
Air Force made sure that Motolite won’t get a chance to mount another comeback as it completed a 25-22, 25-23, 25-20, sweep on Wednesday to open its second round campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference on a high note at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Lady Jet Spikers racked up four straight victories after starting off their campaign with five consecutive losses and avenged their straight-set loss to Motolite in their first meeting.
Air Force took advantage of Motolite’s error-plagued outing and the absence of injured veteran and court leader Myla Pablo (foot injury) to snap its victim’s two-game win run.
“Biniro ko nga ‘yung ano kanina eh, biro lang. Sabi ko, ‘straight set yan.’ Siguro nagkataon lang,” said Air Force coach Jasper Jimenez. “Malaking ano rin sa amin na nawala si Myla. Wala masyadong leader sa kanila, isang beterano na superstar pa. Malaking bagay yung leadership ni Myla sa loob. Doon tumaas lalo ang kompiyansa namin.”
No one scored in double figures for the Lady Jet Spikers as their offense was well distributed with eight players tallying points.
May Ann Pantino and Dell Palomata scored nine markers each while Joy Cases and Judy Ann Caballejo finished with eight and seven points, respectively, for Air Force.
The Lady Jet Spikers pulled through in a nip-and-tuck first set. Air Force came back from an 18-22 deficit in the second with a six-point swing to take the set point advantage, 24-22, before sealing the frame.
The Lady Jet Spikers kept the Motolite at bay in the third to seal the victory.
Tots Carlos posted 21 points in a lost cause for Motolite, which dropped to 6-3 card.
Bernadette Flora had eight points while Isa Molde was limited to only six markers after dropping 23 points on Motolite’s five-set come-from-behind win over ChocoMucho last Sunday.
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