PetroGazz books 1st PVL finals ticket after ousting BanKo
PetroGazz booked its first ever championship ticket after bumping off BanKo Perlas, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17, Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Ynares in Antipolo City.
The Angels once again let loose of heavy-scoring imports Wilma Salas and Janisa Johnson to fashion out the easy win. They will face the winner of the other semifinal series where Creamline has a 1-0 lead over PacificTown-Army.
The Perlas Spikers didn’t have the luxury of an A1 reinforcement and instead leaned on locals led by Nicole Tiamzon.
They took an 8-5 lead in the third set but that was short-lived when PetroGazz’s Jeanette Panaga scored back-to-back aces and Salas scored on a block off BanKo import Stiix Horton.
In the second set alone, PetroGazz outgunned BanKo, scoring 17 on attacks against 10 by the Perlas Spikers.
Wilma Salas scored 23 points, while Johnson added 13 markers.
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