BACARRA, ILOCOS NORTE — Chie Saet is one of the three holdovers of the Petro Gazz squad that won the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference back in 2019.
And there’s a reason why.
“May connection naman na kami ni Chie. At least importante ‘yung sistema na gusto namin kami maglaro is alam ni Chie,” said Petro Gazz head coach Arnold Laniog following their win against Cignal on Friday at the PCV Socio-Civic and Cultural Center here.
The Angels are bannering a new and improved roster consisting of Myla Pablo, Ces Molina, Grethcel Soltones, Remy Palma, Ria Meneses, and Kath Arado. And Laniog wants Saet to lead from the front in a bid to bring Petro Gazz once again to the promised land.
And on Friday night, the 36-year-old Saet proved her worth to the star-studded squad.
The product of La Salle dished out a game-high 20 excellent sets along with four points. She led Petro Gazz’s 25-22, 25-18, 25-21 domination of Cignal.
“Masaya ako kasi we all know na isa ‘yung team namin sa bago.
“So we’re still on the process na maging mas okay sa loob, mas magkaroon ng jive sa loob, magkaroon pa ng mas magandang energy. ‘Yun naman ‘yung laging sinasabi ni coach every game, na irespeto namin kahit sino ‘yung kalaban namin,” said Saet moments after the win.
Saet is one of three remaining from the championship-winning Petro Gazz team along with Jessey de Leon and Rica Enclona. And she lauded her new teammates, who only had the chance to train with them for less than two months.
Moreover, she simply feels happy to fight alongside them in the loaded PVL wars.
“Lahat naman ng dumating, mababait naman po sila.
“Parang we are all well instructed by our management and our coaches, kaya kung ano po yung instructions nila we follow po talaga,” expressed Saet.
“Masaya ako kasi maraming variations, and at the same time… Kumbaga magiging threat din talaga sa kalaban. Pero kailangan pa namin talaga ipractice ‘yung passing namin kasi ‘yun pa ‘yung kailangan naming i-improve, at ‘yung service din talaga,” she added.
Petro Gazz moved up to the second spot — tied with Chery Tiggo with identical 2-1 cards.
The Angels won their debut against Black Mamba-Army before falling to defending champion Creamline.