MANILA, Philippines — Petro Gazz leaned on bench gamers Nicole Tiamzon and Marian Buitre to fend off Gerflor and get its second win, 25-11, 25-4, 25-23, within the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Filipino Convention on Saturday in entrance of a roaring crowd at Batangas Metropolis Sports activities Middle.
The brand new Angels coach Timmy Sto. Tomas drew a spark from second-unit spikers Tiamzon and Buitre, who confirmed the best way with eight factors every and placed on the ending touches within the third set that denied the Defenders from extending the match and gave them an early 2-0 lead within the season-ending match.
The pair out of the College of the Philippines, who solely performed within the final two units, held the new-look Gerflor to the second-lowest scoring output in a set, 4 factors, within the second— only a marker forward of the defunct Balipure’s three-point output within the second set towards Creamline within the Open Convention two years in the past.
“I feel I’ll give credit score to the women as a result of we noticed their exhausting work and perseverance contained in the courtroom. Though we had lengthy rallies in that set, we had been in a position to get nice factors. I’m additionally pleased with our service as we made it exhausting for Gerflor to obtain,” stated Sto. Tomas in Filipino after holding the Defenders to a 14-of-61 reception fee.
Gerflor, although, placed on a combat and erased an 11-17 deficit to tied the sport to 22-all after Danika Gendrauli’s back-to-back kills. Buitre got here to the rescue for Petro Gazz with a down-the-line kill and Tiamzon nailed a spike to place Petro Gazz at match level, 24-22.
“I’m so fortunate and blessed with these ladies as a result of they know their roles and their respective jobs. Whoever checks in will ship,” stated Sto. Tomas.
Grethcel Soltones had seven factors, 14 digs, and 5 receptions to observe up their dominant win over Galeries Tower final week. Ranya Musa additionally shone as a starter with seven markers towards her former workforce, whereas Remy Palma and Jonah Sabete added six every with Djanel Cheng dispensing 11 wonderful units.
Sto. Tomas and the Angels additionally loved taking part in in an out of city match. They’re set for an additional one in Candon, Ilocos Sur towards the Nxled Chameleons on Saturday subsequent week.
“After all, I’m very grateful as a result of very supportive. Everyone knows that volleyball is life right here in Batangas and if they’ve time to observe PVL video games in Manila, hopefully, they may be capable of drop by,” he stated. “We’re trying ahead to [our match against Nxled] as a result of we wanna see how are we faring the system coach Taka (Minowa).”
Gerflor remained winless in two video games as they solely had a complete of 18 kills within the match towards Petro Gazz’s 40. Mary Grace Berte and Menchie Tubiera carried their workforce with six and 5 factors, respectively.