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Aiza Maizo-Pontillas relishes Iloilo homecoming


ILOILO CITY — Aiza Maizo-Pontillas starred as Petro Gazz officially made its entry to the semifinals by taking down Chery Tiggo in the final stretch of the 2023 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference on Tuesday.

Maizo-Pontillas finished with 13 points to power the Angels’ 25-21, 28-26, 25-21 sweep of the Crossovers at the University of San Agustin Gymnasium here.

The Angels clinched the second seed with a 6-2 win-loss standing.

But what made the win even more special for the 35-year-old Passi, Iloilo native is that she was able to do all of that in front of her fellow Ilonggos.

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“Masaya dahil dito sa hometown ko ginawa yung PVL and lahat naman nag-enjoy. Hindi lang ang fans nag-enjoy maski ang players din,” said Maizo-Pontillas during the PVL official broadcast.

Petro Gazz looked poised to take a dominant sweep but the Crossovers fought back, especially in the third and fourth sets. That saw them erase seven-point deficits in both sets before eventually losing in the end.

Helping out Maizo-Pontillas are Remy Palma, MJ Phillips, and Grethcel Soltones, who all scored in double digits against the Angels.

Soltones scored 14 points on 10 attacks, three aces, and a block while Remy Palma and Phillips added 12 and 10 points respectively.

With the playoffs already on the horizon, Maizo-Pontillas and the rest of the Crossovers

“Mindset lang lagi namin is mag-laro kami nang maayos every game. One point at a time, one game at a time, one day at a time.”

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