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Petro Gazz sweeps Tacloban for first QF win



Tiebreaker Times Petro Gazz sweeps Tacloban for first QF win News PVL Volleyball  Tacloban Fighting Warays Petro Gazz Angels Olena Lymareva-Flink Nes Pamilar Jovie Prado Jerry Yee Hyapa Amporn Cienne Cruz Chie Saet Anastasiia Trach 2018 PVL Women's Reinforced Conference 2018 PVL Season

Following a quick loss last Saturday, the Petro Gazz Angels regained composure and made short work of the Chooks-to-Go-backed Tacloban Fighting Warays, 25-15, 25-17, 25-21, in the Premier Volleyball League quarterfinals at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

The Angels’ Ukranian import Olena Lymareva-Flink played marvelously, scoring 22 points off 15 attacks, six aces, and a block.

Head coach Jerry Yee praised his imports’ efforts.

“Binibiro nga namin siya na sobrang sanay na niya sa lamig,” shared Yee, as the arena was much colder than usual due to the torrential rains.

“Maganda ‘yung pinakita niya kasi we tried a different rotation today. She stepped up and delivered. Hopefully, magtuloy-tuloy lang ito,” the former UP Lady Maroons coach added.

Anastasiia Trach paced the Angels with 11 points, while middle blocker Alyssa Layug added nine markers in her first start of the season.

The Angels lorded it over the Fighting Warays through heavy serves, garnering 11 aces. Petro Gazz also revved up their offense, out-hitting Tacloban 43-30.

Thai import Hyapa Amporn was the only Fighting Waray in double-digits with 16 markers. Jovielyn Prado managed seven points.

The Angles (1-1) take on the Bali Pure-National University Water Defenders (1-0) on Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre. Tacloban (0-2) face the Iriga-Navy Lady Oragons (0-1), also on Saturday.

The Scores

Petro Gazz (3) – Lymareva-Flink 22, Trach 11, Layug 9, Nunag 5, Mercado 4, Saet 4, Baloaloa 2, Mendrez 1, Cheng 0, Cruz (L), Enclona (L)

Tacloban (0) – Amporn 16, Prado 7, Saengmuang 5, Esguerra 3, Guino-O 2, Negrito 2, Alvarez 1, Guillema 1, Abil 0, Marzan 0, Arocha (L), Galang (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.