MANILA, Philippines — For their third straight victory in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the Flying V Centre in San Juan, PetroGazz hardly missed a beat coming off a three-day break, repulsing a depleted Motolite side, 25-22, 25-18, 25-19,
Both Cuban Wilma Salas and American import Janisa Johnson maintained their top form coming off the Angels’ victories over Creamline and BanKo-Perlas last week, combining for 38 hits as they kept the team unbeaten in the early going of the season-opening conference.
However, Myla Pablo didn’t suit up for the second straight time with a sore lower back while Bosnian import Edina Selimovic failed to see action after suffering a minor knee injury in the fourth set of their loss to the PacificTown Army Lady Troopers in the previous Saturday.
Salas recorded all her 25 points off attacks while punctuating her solid game with nine excellent receptions while Johnson added 13 hits with 12 receives and 10 digs to boot.
Creamline then picked up its second straight win following an opening day loss to PetroGazz, repulsing BanKo-Perlas, 23-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-23, to move to joint second with PacificTown Army.
Kuttika Keawpin, Thai import shot 27 points while Alyssa Valdez atoned for back-to-back foiled attacks with a key hit late in the fourth and Aleoscar Blanco secured the victory for the Cool Smashers with a power hit off a quick set to frustrate the Perlas Spikers’ bid for a second win in a row.