Angels overpower Cargo Movers to catch last semis bus
Petro Gazz leaned on the monster performances of Grethcel Soltones, Aiza Pontillas and Jonah Sabete as it overpowered F2 Logistics, 26-14, 22-25, 25-20, 25-19, Tuesday to book the last ticket to the semis in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.
The power-hitting Soltones unleashed 22 points while the crisp-spiking duo aof Pontillas and Sabete uncorked 18 apiece to forge the Angels a best-of-three duel with the Cignal HD Spikers unfurling Friday.
They also sent the Cargo Movers, the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Champions League titlists, packing.
It marked the second straight season in the pros that the Angels will make the semis.
And this time, Petro Gazz is hoping it could get past the round after losing a heartbreaking series to Creamline last season before settling for third place by edging Choco Mucho.
The other semis round pits sister teams Creamline and Choco Mucho.
Petro Gazz fell into a maze of service errors but the superb efforts of Soltones, Pontillas and Sabete helped it to hang on and fend off repeated attempts by F2 to turn things around.
But there was one set where the Angels completely lost concentration after they blew their chance to seize the second set and take a 2-0 lead that allowed the Cargo Movers to snatch it and knot the count at 1-1 instead.
Petro Gazz never let F2 get that close again in the last two sets where the former showed steady nerves.
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