MANILA, Philippines — Displaying psychological toughness, Petro Gazz rediscovered its profitable methods keeping off also-ran however gritty Farm Contemporary, 25-22, 19-25, 25-16, 26-24, to maintain its semifinal hopes alive within the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) second All-Filipino Convention on Tuesday at Philsports Enviornment.
After a 4-0 begin within the event, the Angels went downhill with 4 consecutive losses. Coach Timmy Sto. Tomas challenged his wards to make use of these setbacks as motivation particularly since they’re in a must-win state of affairs of their remaining video games.
“I’ve mentioned earlier, it’s extra of motivation for us to maintain on performing nicely. We confronted stronger and excessive caliber groups these previous few video games so these groups solely saved us shifting ahead so on condition that we have been in a position to enhance our abilities,” mentioned Sto. Tomas in Filipino.
“In our previous 4 video games, we lacked endurance contained in the courtroom even once we’re at all times up by like 4 or 5 factors however then once more we dropped the set or our opponent will drive an in depth combat. It’s extra of the way you’re going to deal with these sorts of conditions, endurance contained in the courtroom, psychological toughness, and self-discipline.”
The Angels confirmed their composure towards the Foxies, who pushed them to their limits led by Trisha Tubu. Alyssa Bertolano’s ace and Djanel Cheng’s double-setting violation put Farm Contemporary on the point of forcing a fifth set with a 24-23 lead.
Petro Gazz dodged a bullet after Kate Santiago’s assault went out to drive a deuce earlier than Grethcel Soltones placed on the ending touches with back-to-back kills to finish the Angels’ skid and enhance to a 5-4 report in sixth place.
“My mindset after these losses is now we have nothing to lose,” mentioned Soltones, who scored 16 factors and 12 wonderful receptions. “Coach Timmy instructed us to not rush. Our blocking and protection went nicely. My setter and I additionally communicated, I adopted her suggestion [to gain match point] and the final level was my determination.”
Jonah Sabete, who topscored with 21 factors together with three blocks, credited her sport to the belief of playmaker Djanel Cheng and the continuous reminder of their coaches.
“I at all times remind myself to maintain on working and comply with our coaches’ system that whenever you commit an error, you make up for it by scoring some extent. It’s additionally enormous that Djanel is trusting her wing spikers,” mentioned Sabete in Filipino.
Aiza Maizo-Pontillas was additionally instrumental for the Angels with 13 factors and 12 receptions. Cheng had 22 wonderful units as KC Gadones and Marian Buitre added 10 factors every.
Petro Gazz will face Akari on Saturday earlier than wrapping up its elimination spherical stint towards PLDT on December 5, needing to win each video games.
“The strain is at all times there so we simply should be conscious of that. We have now to acknowledge it after which now we have to work round with that strain. Every single day, we carry on coaching and dealing exhausting and we are going to proceed to indicate our capabilities,” mentioned Sto. Tomas.
Farm Contemporary misplaced its eighth out of 9 matches with Tubu displaying the way in which anew with 20 factors. Zam Nolasco and Rizza Cruz had 11 factors every, whereas Santiago and Bertolano added seven factors apiece.
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