MANILA, Philippines — Grethcel Soltones unleashed her skilled career-high 31 factors as Petro Gazz dealt the primary defeat of F2 Logistics in a grueling five-setter, 20-25, 25-22, 25-12, 33-35, 15-9, within the 2023 Premier Volleyball League Invitational Convention on Thursday at Philsports Enviornment.
Soltones willed her staff again from a 0-4 begin within the fifth set, igniting the Angels’ seven-to-nothing run to complete the sport, amid the delays attributable to the video problem calls that led to a three-hour and 13-minute match.
The previous San Sebastian School star poured in 26 assaults, 4 blocks, and an ace to cease the Cargo Movers from reserving the primary semifinal ticket in Pool B because the Angels tied them at 3-1 however the former nonetheless has the group lead with 9 factors — a marker forward of them.
“Truly, I didn’t count on that [career-high] as a result of all I need is my staff to go to the semis subsequent spherical,” mentioned Soltones shortly after main her squad to their third straight win.
“I simply instructed myself, I need this sport. I must settle down in the course of the essential instances, and that’s what I all the time inform my teammates that this example will not be new to us and we are able to do that,” she added.
After escaping Petro Gazz within the prolonged fourth set, which lasted for 51 minutes, F2 Logistics introduced its momentum into the decider with a 4-0 begin off Ivy Lacsina’s cross-court assault and stretched it to a 6-2 lead.
The Angels scored 4 straight factors capped by the Cargo Movers’ rotation error that precipitated an extended delay within the set earlier than the purpose was awarded to the latter. F2 was in a position to regain the lead with Aby Maraño’s drop giving her squad a 9-8 lead.
Soltones scored a pair of kills in Petro Gazz’s 4-0 run for a 12-9 unfold earlier than her momentum was halted when the referee known as a web contact on her however the Angels coaches known as for a problem that proved that Maraño’s knee touched the online first to maintain their run going.
Petro Gazz had one other profitable problem when Maraño’s supposed kill was canceled after the video flashed that Lacsina dedicated a foot fault earlier than the previous scored the purpose that allowed the Angels to succeed in match level, 14-9, ended by Soltones’ game-winning crosscourt assault.
Jonah Sabete additionally led the Angels with 20 pints. Aiza Maizo-Pontillas with 15 factors and 18 digs. Rem Palma chipped in 12 factors, whereas KC Galdones shone as a starter with 4 blocks to complete with six markers.
Petro Gazz coach Oliver Almadro and Grethcel Soltones, who erupted with 31 factors, after beating F2 Logistics. #PVL2023
“I’ve been telling my gamers that individuals will depend us out, however I instructed them, every little thing comes collectively for good. So what I’m telling them earlier within the fourth set and fifth set, that is the Lord’s battle, so there’s nothing to fret about since you ready for this. We simply trusted one another and trusted the Lord for this win,” mentioned Petro Gazz coach Oliver Almadro as they wrap up their pool marketing campaign in opposition to Choco Mucho on Saturday.
Majoy Baron unleashed her finest PVL sport to date with 16 factors, highlighted with 5 blocks nevertheless it went for naught as they couldn’t seal the semis berth.
Ivy Lacsina and Kianna Dy delivered 15 and 12 factors, respectively. Jolina Dela Cruz had 10 factors and eight receptions, serving to libero Daybreak Macandili-Catindig, who protected the ground with 26 digs and 12 receptions.
F2 Logistics will attempt to bounce again in opposition to Foton on Tuesday subsequent week.
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