Petro Gazz nears PVL Finals after shutting down PLDT


Jonah Sabete leads Petro Gazz Angels in the PVL semifinals. –PVL PHOTO

Jonah Sabete leads Petro Gazz Angels within the PVL semifinals. –PVL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Jonah Sabete led the balanced assault of Petro Gazz to beat a first-set loss and take down PLDT, 22-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-18, to maneuver on the cusp of the 2023 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Finals look on Saturday at Philsports Area.

Sabete delivered a game-high 18 factors constructed on 14 assaults, three blocks, and an ace to place the Angels forward of their best-of-three semifinal sequence with the Excessive Pace Hitters.

Sabete scored most of her factors within the fourth set, delivering 4 straight factors to offer Petro Gazz a 14-9 lead earlier than MJ Phillips took cost and attain match level, 24-13. However PLDT saved 5 match factors just for Jovy Prado to commit an assault error that handed Recreation 1 to the Angels.

Djanel Cheng made 18 wonderful units on prime six factors as 5 Angels scored in double figures with MJ Phillips delivering 17 factors, together with 4 blocks. Remy Palma and Aiza Maizo-Pontillas had 14 and 13 factors, respectively. Grethcel Soltones added 10 factors and 17 digs, whereas libero Cienne Cruz had 13 digs and 12 wonderful receptions.

Petro Gazz’s new coach Oliver Almadro is trying to carry again Petro Gazz to the All-Filipino Finals for the third time with an opportunity to finish a sequence in Recreation 2 on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Area.

Almadro hasn’t reached the championship spherical within the professional ranks.

“PLDT is absolutely nice group. However nice groups will simply push us ahead.  They push us to our limits, so we noticed our lapses, particularly within the first two units,” stated Almadro in Filipino. “What’s good is these ladies are actually fighters. They’re humble they usually’re fighters, they usually actually need it.”

Prado led PLDT with an all-around efficiency of 18 factors, 14 digs, and 11 receptions. Imply Mendrez and Mika Reyes chipped in 11 factors every, whereas libero Kath Arado had 27 digs.


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