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Iriga-Navy shocks Tacloban for third win


In three conferences of participating in the Premier Volleyball League, the Iriga-Navy Oragons nailed their first win streak ever, toppling the Tacloban Fighting Warays, 25-20, 15-25, 27-25, 25-23, at the Batangas City Arena.

Coming off a quick win yesterday, the Oragons started match with a lot of energy, easily building a 15-10 lead and never looking back.

Iriga fell off in the second set, fumbling passes that led to a furious Tacloban run.

“Mahirap kasi talaga kapag nawawalan kami ng receive, hindi kami madaling maka-opensa,” said Iriga head coach Egay Rusit.

The following two sets saw Iriga’s experience shine through, as veterans Nene Bautista and Joanne Bunag provided big points in a pinch.

“Malaking bagay talaga sa amin ‘yung experience din talaga. ‘Yung mga nadagdag sa amin talaga hasa na sa laro,” added Rusit as his squad added Bunag, Bautista, and libero Tin Agno late in the first round.

Since adding the Army Lady Troopers, Iriga have won three of their last six matches. Bautista finished with 13 points, while Bunag added 12.

Opposite hitter Dimdim Pacres tallied 18 points, while Jovie Prado added 13 to pace Tacloban.

Iriga (3-7) will face the Petro Gazz Angels (4-3) on Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre. Tacloban (4-4) takes on the Ateneo-Motolite (6-2) Lady Eagles, also on Saturday.


The Scores

Iriga-Navy (3) Bautista 13, Bunag 12, Bombita 10, Madid 10, Guyguyon 8, Acuna 5, Eguia 2, Amaro 1, Ramas 1, Martinez 0, Raterta 0, Agno (L), Ticar (L)

Tacloban (1) – Pacres 18, Prado 13, Esguerra 12, Alvarez 7, Negrito 7, Delos Reyes 5, Tubiera 4, Guillema 0, Luzon 0, Marzan 0, Ibisa (L)

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