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Air Force rolls to first QF win, avenges shock loss to Army



Tiebreaker Times Air Force rolls to first QF win, avenges shock loss to Army News PVL Volleyball  Rico De Guzman Rhovyl Verayo PJ Rojas Pitrus De Ocampo Juvie Mangaring Howard Mojica Benjaylo Labide Army Troopers Air Force Jet Spikers 2018 PVL Season 2018 PVL Men's Reinforced Conference Fauzi Ismail

The Philippine Air Force Jet Spikers picked up their second win of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference quarterfinals, sliding past the Philippine Army Troopers, 25-23, 25-17, 27-29, 25-20, at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Fauzi Ismail starred for the Jet Spikers with 21 points off 18 attacks, two blocks, and an ace. Howard Mojica added 16 markers in his first start of the season.

Air Force head coach Dante Alinsunurin said his players were determined to vindicate their loss to their fellow military men last May 21.

“May pride talaga for us kapag sila ang kalaban namin,” said Alinsunurin. “Ngayon sobrang importante ng bawat game. Kailangan namin lumaban talaga para may chance kami.”

PJ Rojas led Army with 18 points, while Benjaylo Labide added 16.

Air Force take on IEM (0-1) next Wednesday also at the FilOil Flying V Centre. Army (0-1) face PLDT (1-0) on Saturday.

The Scores

Air Force (3)Ismail 21, Mojica 16, Malabanan 10, Tolentino 9, Fuentes 8, De Ocampo 1, Inaudito 1, Dimaculangan 0, Labrador 0, Mangaring (L)

Army (1) – Rojas 18, Labide 16, Depamaylo 12, Torres 10, Baloaloa 5, Depamaylo N. 2, Abdulmajid 1, Reyes 1, Ramirez 1, Villonson (L)

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.