The Philippine Air Force continued to soar in the 2019 PVL Open Conference, dispatching the BanKo Perlas Spikers in straight-set fashion, 26-24, 25-8, 25-21, Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.
Following a five-game slump to start their campaign, the Lady Jet Spikers turned their fortunes around with five straight victories to level their win-loss card to 5-5.
“Tabla na, Babawi kami five-five, pero hindi kami hihinto, dire-diretso pa rin kami. Padayon lang, tuluy-tuloy lang,” said Lady Jet Spikers coach Jasper Jimenez.
Air Force setter Wendy Semana churned out a balanced offensive thrust, tossing 23 excellent sets. She heated up the engine for the Lady Jet Spikers, who rained down 44 attacks — with the bulk coming from Joy Cases and Dell Palomata.
Cases fired all but one of her 15 points from the attacking department, while Palomata hammered down 12 spikes en route to 14 markers. The former also flaunted her double-edged arsenal, collecting 15 excellent digs.
May Ann Pantino chipped in 13 points for the Lady Jet Spikers. Meanwhile, Judy Ann Caballejo made her presence felt on both ends, registering eight points and 12 excellent receptions.
On the other hand, the Perlas Spikers have fallen to a two-way tie with PacificTown–Army with a 6-4 slate, no thanks to their offensive woes.
Prolific scorers Dzi Gervacio and Nicole Tiamzon were limited to just 10 and nine points, respectively. Kathy Bersola only managed five markers.
The Lady Jet Spikers will put their winning momentum at stake when they take on the Creamline Cool Smashers on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Perlas Spikers look to make a quick rebound when they face the Petro Gazz Angels on Wednesday.