MANILA, Philippines—Cignal vented its ire on Foton to earn a bounce again 25-10, 25-16, 25-22, and enhance its semifinal bid within the 2023 Premier Volleyball League Invitational Convention on Tuesday at Philsports Enviornment.
Coming off a 10-day break following their four-set loss to F2 Logistics final July 1, the HD Spikers relied on Gel Cayuna’s sensible performs with Ces Molina and Jovelyn Gonzaga dealing the harm to the winless Tornadoes of their 72-minute match.
Cayuna, the convention’s prime performing setter to this point, dished out 22 glorious units and fired two aces to complete with three factors as they improved to a 2-1 document tied with Petro Gazz within the third place of Pool B.
Molina continued to guide Cignal in scoring with a game-high 16 factors off 15 assaults and one block on prime of 15 digs, whereas Gonzaga had 14 factors and 10 digs.
“We’re grateful as a result of we had an extended preparation from the break. We actually ready for this sport as a result of all our matches are essential. We have now to win each sport,” stated Cayuna in Filipino.
Rose Doria additionally stepped up with 10 factors, as fellow center blocker Ria Meneses added eight markers together with the essential hits within the third set.
“We made the many of the alternative throughout the break. We educated laborious after dropping within the final sport. It was a very good signal that we had been in a position to get well and win this sport,” stated Cignal coach Shaq Delos Santos, who seeks to succeed in the semifinal spherical the place Japanese squad Kurashiki Ablaze and Vietnam’s Kinh Bac-Bac Ninh will be part of the motion.
After dominating the primary two units, the Tornadoes put up a gallant combat within the third forcing a 21-21 tie earlier than Gonzaga’s assault and Meneses’ huge block pushed the HD Spikers again on prime. 23-21.
Jasmine Nabor nailed an assault to cease the bleeding however Vanie Gandler lifted Cignal at match level, 24-22, earlier than Meneses drilled a fast assault to finish the sport.
Shaya Adorador was the lone shiny spot for Foton with 13 factors, eight receptions, and 6 digs solely to fall to the brink of elimination with a 0-3 document.
Each groups will battle Farm Recent subsequent with Cignal battling the Foxies on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., whereas Foton will take them on Saturday.
PVL: Kianna Dy, Daybreak Macandili-Catindig energy F2 Logistics previous Cignal
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