The razor-sharp PLDT Home Fibr Power Hitters made quick work of the Philippine Army Troopers, 25-15, 25-10, 25-23, for their second win in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre.
PLDT dominated each set, with only the third frame going down to the wire. Clinging to a slim 23-22 lead, PLDT went to Mark Alfafara and Johnvic De Guzman to close the match.
De Guzman and Alfafara each tallied 11 points for PLDT, who finished with a daunting 41-24 spikes advantage. The Power Hitters limited Army’s offense through solid serving, netting nine aces.
PLDT head coach Odjie Mamon relished his team’s constantly-improving chemistry.
“Siguro ngayon we’re getting better chemistry. Nakikita mo na the players are getting used to playing with one another and nali-limit na namin ‘yung mistakes namin,” said Mamon.
PJ Rojas, Ben Labide, and Antonio Torres each managed seven points for the Troopers.
The Power Hitters (2-2) take on Vice Co. (3-1) on June 2. Army (1-3) face Cignal (2-1) on June 6.
PLDT (3) – Alfafara 11, De Guzman 11, Franco 9, Sumagaysay 9, Pecaña 8, Umandal 3, Villegas 2, Dela Vega 1, Galang 1, Melgar (L)
Army (0) – Labide 7, Rojas 7, Torres 7, Depamaylo J. 4, Ramirez 2, Reyes M. 1, Villonson 1, Abdulmajid 0, Baloaloa 0, Barrica 0, Depamaylo N. 0, Reyes E. (L), Uy (L)
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