Myla Pablo is turning back the clock in Petro Gazz’s post-season run this 2022 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.
The 5-foot-10 outside hitter produced a vintage “Bagyong Pablo” performance in the Angels’ semifinal straight-sets win against Chery Tiggo, going for 15 points on 11 attacks and four blocks.
After three games, Petro Gazz found itself in the Top Two to advance to the best-of-three Finals and will face Cignal.
In Game One, Pablo showed out anew, shining along with Aiza Maizo-Pontillas to lead the local crew with 10 points apiece including clutch hits in their 25-21, 27-25, 37-35 win to move on the verge of the championship.
“Kailangan talaga ako ng coaches sa loob ng court na kailangan pumuntos ako especially nasa likod pa yung import namin,” said the National University product who picked up the slack when Lindsey Vander Weide was in the backrow.
“Sa loob ng court na kailangan ko pumatay especially kung anong ibibigay sa akin ng setter namin, kailangan patayin ko sa loob.”
The Angels look to clinch the title and make it back-to-back Reinforced crown on Tuesday, 5:30 pm, at the Philsports Arena in Pasig.
Petro Gazz won it all back in the 2019 edition while in 2020 and 2021, there was no Reinforced Conference.
However, Pablo was not part of that team. She last won a championship way back in 2017, reigning supreme in the Reinforced Conference with Pocari Sweat.
The Lady Warriors turned back BaliPure in three games to win the chip. Pablo was named Most Valuable Player of the Finals.
And just one game away from returning to the highest of highs, Pablo would not let go of the opportunity to be called champion again.
“I’m very happy na if ever makuha namin yung Game Two syempre kailangan namin ibigay yung best namin, mag tulong tulong kami para makuha namin yung championship,” said the 29-year-old spiker out of Tarlac.
“Syempre itong Game One na ito malaking bagay na madala naman dapat ito sa Game Two. More focus sa loob ng court, kung anong kailangan namin gawin sa training is kailangan namin itutok sa game.”