MANILA, Philippines — Displaying psychological toughness, Petro Gazz rediscovered its successful methods keeping off also-ran however gritty Farm Recent, 25-22, 19-25, 25-16, 26-24, to maintain its semifinal hopes alive within the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) second All-Filipino Convention on Tuesday at Philsports Area.
After a 4-0 begin within the match, the Angels went downhill with 4 consecutive losses. Coach Timmy Sto. Tomas challenged his wards to make use of these setbacks as motivation particularly since they’re in a must-win scenario of their remaining video games.
“I’ve stated earlier, it’s extra of motivation for us to maintain on performing effectively. We confronted stronger and excessive caliber groups these previous few video games so these groups solely saved us transferring ahead so on condition that we have been capable of enhance our expertise,” stated Sto. Tomas in Filipino.
“In our previous 4 video games, we lacked persistence contained in the courtroom even after we’re all the time up by like 4 or 5 factors however then once more we dropped the set or our opponent will drive a detailed struggle. It’s extra of the way you’re going to deal with these sorts of conditions, persistence contained in the courtroom, psychological toughness, and self-discipline.”
The Angels confirmed their composure towards the Foxies, who pushed them to their limits led by Trisha Tubu. Alyssa Bertolano’s ace and Djanel Cheng’s double-setting violation put Farm Recent on the point of forcing a fifth set with a 24-23 lead.
Petro Gazz dodged a bullet after Kate Santiago’s assault went out to drive a deuce earlier than Grethcel Soltones placed on the ending touches with back-to-back kills to finish the Angels’ skid and enhance to a 5-4 file in sixth place.
“My mindset after these losses is we’ve got nothing to lose,” stated Soltones, who scored 16 factors and 12 wonderful receptions. “Coach Timmy advised us to not rush. Our blocking and protection went effectively. My setter and I additionally communicated, I adopted her suggestion [to gain match point] and the final level was my choice.”
Jonah Sabete, who topscored with 21 factors together with three blocks, credited her recreation to the belief of playmaker Djanel Cheng and the continuous reminder of their coaches.
“I all the time remind myself to maintain on working and observe our coaches’ system that while you commit an error, you make up for it by scoring a degree. It’s additionally enormous that Djanel is trusting her wing spikers,” stated Sabete in Filipino.
Aiza Maizo-Pontillas was additionally instrumental for the Angels with 13 factors and 12 receptions. Cheng had 22 wonderful units as KC Gadones and Marian Buitre added 10 factors every.
Petro Gazz will face Akari on Saturday earlier than wrapping up its elimination spherical stint towards PLDT on December 5, needing to win each video games.
“The strain is all the time there so we simply must be conscious of that. We have now to acknowledge it after which we’ve got to work round with that strain. On daily basis, we carry on coaching and dealing arduous and we are going to proceed to indicate our capabilities,” stated Sto. Tomas.
Farm Recent misplaced its eighth out of 9 matches with Tubu displaying the way in which anew with 20 factors. Zam Nolasco and Rizza Cruz had 11 factors every, whereas Santiago and Bertolano added seven factors apiece.