MANILA, Philippines—PLDT bolstered its semifinals bid after sweeping Cignal, 25-23, 25-23, 25-14, within the PVL All-Filipino Convention at San Juan Area on Saturday.
Coach Rald Ricafort, nonetheless, desires his group to only concentrate on what’s subsequent.
“I don’t know the scenario a lot and we’re not dwelling on it an excessive amount of. For us, if we’re fortunate sufficient to succeed in the semis, we’ll polish no matter else we have to polish,” stated Ricafort, whose squad was led by Jovie Prado’s 14 factors.
“Choco Mucho shall be our final [game]. We’ll be finding out. We’re not considering of the scenario a lot as a result of it’s complicated, I’ll simply get careworn.”
PLDT, which improved to 5-2, pulled out all of the stops within the third set with a dominant efficiency. The Excessive Pace Hitters cruised to a 12-3 benefit which ballooned to 18-4.
The HD Spikers took a blow within the second set after Rachel Anne Daquis had a clumsy touchdown and was delivered to the locker room. Thankfully for Cignal, Daquis, who completed with 9 factors, solely suffered a case of cramps.
It was a narrative of runs within the second set when each squads have been caught in a stalemate at 8-all. Dell Palomata’s kill sparked a 6-2 run by PLDT to take a 14-10 lead.
Cignal answered again with a run of its personal to achieve an 18-15 edge earlier than Mich Morente got here by late to ship the essential hits. Morente chipped in 10.
Jovie Prado led PLDT in scoring with 14 whereas Imply Mendrez added 13.
Roselyn Doria was the only double-digit scorer for Cignal with 11 markers.
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