Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


PVL: Mendrez, Prado step up as PLDT vents ire on Army

PLDT bounced back from its opening day loss, blanking Army-Black Mamba, 25-19, 25-12, 25-21 in the 2023 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference at the Philsports Arena on Thursday night.

Mean Mendrez stepped up for the High Speed Hitters, scoring 11 points on nine attacks and two blocks while Dell Palomata added nine markers which included two blocks in their first win of the tournament.

Jovie Prado had nine points as well to go along with 12 excellent digs and 12 excellent receptions.

Kath Arado collected 33 excellent digs and 14 excellent receptions while Rhea Dimaculangan dished out 18 excellent sets to go along with two aces and one attack.

“Syempre kulang pa. Hindi naman yun yung hanap namin na performance so ang goal naman din talaga nila every game is mag-improve pa. Happy kami na nakakuha na ng una pero marami pang hahabulin,” said new PLDT head coach Rald Ricafort, who scored his first win with the team.

“Previous game, siguro yung counter namin. Yun din kasi yung prinipare ngayong game saka tumatapang na unti-unti yung mga Mean Mendrez, Jovie Prado yung mga out of system na nahirapan kami ng F2,” he added.

Royse Tubino scored eight points along with five excellent receptions while Nene Bautista had seven markers to go along with 10 excellent digs.

The Lady Troopers, who lost their second consecutive game of the tournament, absorbed their 15th consecutive loss since last year.

PLDT will face Chery Tiggo on Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the same venue while Army eyes its first win against fellow winless squad Akari earlier that day at 4:00 PM.

#ReadMore  BaliPure to face NU, UST, Adamson, Army in tune-ups
Written By

You May Also Like


Kamille Cal will no longer play for University of the Philippines. Despite already completing her residency at UP, Cal has decided to move on...


Creamline fully supports Jia De Guzman’s decision to pursue a career as an import for Denso in Japan’s V.League Division 1. In an official...


Jia De Guzman will be playing as an import abroad for the first time in her storied volleyball career. The 28-year-old setter from Creamline...


Choco Mucho secured a bronze finish by defeating Japan’s Kansai University in four sets, with scores of 25-20, 23-25, 25-13, and 25-18, in the...


Choco Mucho left everything on the court but eventually ran out of steam, leading to its defeat against Vietnam 2 in five sets, 18-25,...


Oliver Almadro will no longer call the shots on the sidelines for Petro Gazz. After just two conferences, the Angels have promoted Almadro to...


Choco Mucho made an impressive comeback from a 0-2 deficit to defeat Suwon City in a five-set match, with a score of 16-25, 22-25,...


Choco Mucho came up short against Vietnam 2, losing in a gripping five-set match with scores of 25-22, 28-26, 21-25, 20-25, 9-15, resulting in...