Tacloban keeps semifinal hopes afloat after ripping Adamson
Tacloban stayed the course after thrashing Adamson-Akari, 25-11, 25-12, 25-19, Saturday night in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.
Dimdim Pacres top-scored with 17 points as the Fighting Warays rolled over the Lady Falcons, who absorbed their 11th defeat in as many games.
The win kept Tacloban’s semifinals hopes alive as it jostles for that precious last berth against Pocari Sweat and PetroGazz, which has a one-game edge in the three-team race.
“Our coach told us that we should treat every game as a championship game,” said Pacres, a top hitter from University of Santo Tomas.
“I told myself that I need to kill every ball that came my way,” she added in Filipino. “We need to show this kind of game every time [to advance].”
The Fighting Warays don’t have their fate in their hands as they need to win their last assignment, against the BanKo Perlas Spikers on Saturday, and pray that the PetroGazz Angels and the Lady Warriors no longer add to their win total.
The Angels were locked in battle with the Motolite-Ateneo Lady Eagles at press time at Filoil, while semifinal qualifiers the Creamline Cool Smashers were battling the Perlas Spikers in Cagayan de Oro City.
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