BanKo seals PVL semis seat; Cargo Movers dominate Realtors
Banko Perlas assured itself of a semifinals seat after turning back PacificTown-Army, even as Creamline kept its record unblemished Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at University of St. La Salle Gym in Bacolod City.
Creamline, even with Alyssa Valdez sitting it out, scored win No. 13 after repeating over PetroGazz, 25-21, 26-25, 19-25, 25-18, later in the evening to solidify its hold on top spot.
Already in the semis since last week, the Cool Smashers dropped only their third set this conference but came out even stronger in the fourth to deal the Angels’ their fourth loss in 14 games.
PetroGazz still has three chances to score the all-important 10th victory and make the next round.
Sue Roces led the veterans of the Perlas Spikers in downing the Lady Troopers, 25-27, 25-20, 25-22, 21-25, 15-9.
Dzi Gervacio banged in 18 points, while Nicole Tiamzon added 17 for BanKo Perlas, which upped its record to 10-5 and go beyond the reach of those in the lower fold.
PacificTown-Army fell to joint fourth place with idle Air Force at 6-7. Both teams still have a mathematical chance of making the Final Four.
But they will have to win all three remaining games and pray PetroGazz and Motolite drop all theirs.
In San Juan, F2 Logistics had no reason to use main weapon Kalei Mau against struggling Sta. Lucia but it did just the same to score a 25-22, 25-15, 25-15, drubbing in the Philippine Superliga Invitationals at FilOil Flying V Centre.
Already in the semifinals no matter the outcome, the Cargo Movers chose to employ Mau, who saw action for the first time since hurting her calf before the conference started.
The Cargo Movers notched their fifth win in six games and effectively ousted Sta. Lucia, which fell to 1-5. Mau, Kim Kiana Dy and Ara Galang all accounted for 10 points each for F2.