Angels gun for 6th straight win
Untouched in the first round, PetroGazz tries to pull farther away from the pack when the Angels battle BanKo-Perlas Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference eliminations at Filoil Flying V Centre.
The Angels steamrolled the Perlas Spikers in the first round, 25-19, 25-21, 25-12, on June 1 and are fancied to score a repeat in their 5 p.m. clash and extend their unbeaten run to six.
The Angels set a record of sorts by sweeping the first round without dropping a set with imports Wilma Salas and Janisa Johnson complemented well by the locals.
Led by Jeanette Panaga, Cherry Nuñag, Maricar Baloaloa, Cienne Cruz and Djanel Cheng in stamping their class in the first phase of the two-part elims of the season-opening conference organized by Sports Vision.
BanKo-Perlas will be led by imports Kia Bright and Yasemin Yildirim and an equally solid local crew led by Nicole Tiamzon, Kathy Bersola, Sue Roces and Dzi Gervacio.
Defending champion Creamline, meanwhile, tries to close out its first round campaign with another victory as it goes for a fourth-straight win against a hapless BaliPure squad in the 3 p.m. opener.
The Cool Smashers racked up three straight victories after bowing to the Angels in the opener last May 26, crushing the PacificTown Army Lady Troopers in three and beating the Perlas Spikers and Motolite Power Builders to seize solo second.
In contrast, the Water Defenders dropped their first four games, including three in shutout fashion, with imports Alexandra Vajdova and Danijela Dzakovic needing to raise the level of their play against Creamline’s power duo of Kuttika Kaewpin and Aleoscar Blanco.
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