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BanKo stays perfect, zaps Adamson-Akari



Tiebreaker Times BanKo stays perfect, zaps Adamson-Akari News PVL Volleyball  Perlas Lady Spikers Fhen Emnas Ella De Jesus Dzi Gervacio Dong dela Cruz Bernadette Flora Amanda Villanueva Akari-Adamson Lady Falcons Air Padda 2018 PVL Season 2018 PVL Open Conference

Fresh from a bronze medal stint in the Vinh Long TV Volleyball tournament in Vietnam, the BanKo Perlas Spikers remained unbeaten in the PVL Open Conference after outclassing the Adamson-Akari Lady Falcons, 25-20, 19-25, 25-22, 25-16, at th3 FilOil Flying V Centre.

The Perlas Spikers recovered from a second set loss with a gutsy rally in the third set. BanKo then closed the match behind the hot-hitting Dzi Gervacio, who delivered four attacks in the Perlas’ closing 8-1 run.

BanKo head coach Dong Dela Cruz lamented the current state of his team as they work through several minor injuries.

“Actually, medyo tinamaan kami ng injuries. Si (Nicole) Tiamzon may iniinda na sakit sa right shoulder. ‘Yung iba may mga masasakit. Tinignan ko na lang kung anong rotation ang pwedeng gamitin para manalo kami. Lahat naman kaya maglaro, basta sumunod sa sistema,” said Dela Cruz.

Five-foot-seven winger Gervacio finished with 24 points, while open hitter Amanda Villanueva added 14.

Bernadette Flora continued to lead the winless Lady Falcons, tallying 20 points to go with 23 excellent receptions and 14 digs.

BanKo (3-0) next face fellow unscathed squad Ateneo-Motolite Lady Eagles (2-0) tomorrow at the same venue. Adamdson (0-3) will take on the Petro Gazz Angels (3-3) next Saturday.

The Scores

BanKo (3) – Gervacio 24, Villanueva 14, Bersola 9, Emnas 6, Tiamzon 6, Ahomiro 5, Doromal 5, Dacoron 4, Ferrer 0, De Jesus (L), Tan (L)

Adamson-Akari (1) – Flora 20, Permentilla 8, Pinar 6, Macaslang 4, Ave 3, Genesis 2, Roque 2, Uy 0, Ponce (L

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Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.