PetroGazz bolsters semis bid with win vs BaliPure

Published August 3, 2021, 5:42 PM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

Petro Gazz’s Ria Meneses scores against BaliPure’s Geneveve Casugod during their PVL Open Conference match (From PVL Media Bureau)

Petro Gazz strengthened its semifinal bid by outplaying BaliPure, 25-20, 26-24, 25-23, on Tuesday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the PVC Socio-Civic & Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.

It was the fifth win in seven matches for the Angels for a share of third with the Chery Tiggo Crossovers, while handing the Water Defenders their fifth loss against two wins to boot them out of contention.

Grethcel Soltones spearheaded Petro Gazz with 14 points built on nine kills, four aces and one block, while Ria Meneses posted four blocks to finish with eight points.

Jerilli Malabanan also contributed with seven points including six from attacks as the Angels exploited the Water Defenders’ erratic plays by converting BaliPure’s unforced errors to 28 points.

Petro Gazz’s victory overshadowed the efforts of Grazielle Bombita for BaliPure, who unloaded all her 18 points on attacks.

Satrriano Espiritu also managed 10 points in a failed attempt for the Water Defenders to lift the team to victory.