Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

News

Petron-PSL All-Stars unable to maintain strong start, fall to Bangkok Glass


The Petron-PSL All-Stars turned a suspected rout into a interesting tiff, starting strong but eventually succumbing to world-class Thai club, Bangkok Glass 25-23, 11-25, 16-25, 9-25 in the Thai-Denmark Super League held at the MCC Hall in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Pinays socked their slumbering foes in the early goings. With Jen Reyes providing topnotch defense and attackers getting their placement shots to work, Petron-PSL strutted to a 12-6 lead in the opening set. Following a timeout, Bangkok Glass got their offense going. The Thais stalked the All-Stars then rattled off five straight points highlighted by back-to-back kills from import American import Joanne Scott that forced a 16-all tie. Just when it seemed Bangkok Glass was prepared to take over, the Nationals caught a break. A slew of attack errors pulled the All-Stars ahead 19-17.

Like Katipuneros of the olden days, the Pinays held their fort down the stretch. Bangkok Glass had trimmed the deficit down to one, 20-19, after a beautiful running hit from Pleumjit Thinakow. Maika Ortiz scored on a placement hit then helped out on a huge block on Pleumjit to forge a 22-19 advantage, forcing Bangkok to burn their last timeout. The Pinays’ offense then stalled, unable to get their open hits over Pornpun Guedpard’s block. After another Scott hit, Bangkok tied the set at 22.

From there, Philippine volleyball legend Rachel Ann Daquis took over. The FEU standout first broke the tie with a backrow roll shot, 23-22. After a Cha Cruz service ace, Daquis put the finishing touches on a long rally with a huge block on Maliwan Probarong.

The reigning AVC Club Champions, Bangkok Glass showed their true form in the following sets, lording it over the wide-eyed international neophytes of the PSL. The Thais made minced-meat of the All-Star’s serves. They also fired their own loaded serves, severely hampering the Nationals’ offense. Each set, Bangkok Glass built insurmountable early leads, allowing them to cruise to the win.

#ReadMore  PVL: Petro Gazz forces win-or-go-home game vs Cignal

Jordanne Scott led three Bangkok Glass players in double digits with 22 points off 18 attacks and four blocks. Sutadta Chuewulim contributed 14 markers while Thai National Team stalwart Pleumjit Thinakow managed 13.

Daquis finished the match with nine markers while Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Cha Cruz each recorded six markers.

The PSL All-Stars see action again tomorrow when they face Vietnamese club Idea Khonkaen on 5:00 p.m. local time.

The Scores:

Bangkok Glass (3) – Scott 22, Chuewulim 14, Thinkaow 13, Kortuang 10, Krause 5, Bundasak 3, Guedpard 2, Sattayanuchit 1, Monteipala 0, Probarong 0, Balee 0, Changkeaw (L)

PSL-Petron (1) – Daquis 9, Cruz 6, Maizo-Pontillas 6, Marano 5, Ortiz 5, Gumabao 3, Dimaculangan 2, Molina 2, Panaga 1, Hingpit 0, Reyes (L), Gohing (L)

*Photo taken from the SMM Sport website

Written By

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.


You May Also Like

News

In her very first stint in the Premier Volleyball League, Brooke Van Sickle shone the brightest, winning the 2024 All-Filipino Conference Most Valuable Player...

News

Choco Mucho denied Petro Gazz a playoff for the last final spot after taking a four-set, 23-25, 26-24, 25-19, 25-20 victory to enter the...

News

Jema Galanza took over in the clutch as Creamline bounced back, taking down Petro Gazz in a tight four-set showdown, 27-25, 23-25, 27-25, 26-24,...

News

Petro Gazz shrugged off an initial setback in the first set to outlast Chery Tiggo, 20-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-16, and seize an early solo...

News

MJ Phillips made her much-anticipated return as Petro Gazz finished the elimination round with a four-set win over Nxled, 22-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-22, in...

News

SANTA ROSA – Petro Gazz overcame a 1-2 deficit to outlast Creamline in a tight five-set encounter, 15-25, 25-18, 24-26, 25-19, 15-13 in the...

News

Brooke Van Sickle turned in her best game yet to power Petro Gazz’s sweep of Akari, 25-21, 25-23, 25-17, in a tight encounter for...

News

Choco Mucho recovered from multiple atrocious meltdowns, taking the decider to down Petro Gazz, 24-26, 25-22, 25-18, 24-26, 15-13, in the 2024 Premier Volleyball...

Advertisement