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.
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