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Petro Gazz sweeps Cignal to assert PNFV Champions League title

Petro Gazz Angels PNVF

Petro Gazz Angels have a good time the PNVF Champions League crown with a sweep of Cignal within the remaining. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines — The brand new-look Petro Gazz picked the proper time to deal Cignal’s first defeat because the Angels swept the HD Spikers, 25-19, 27-25, 25-22, to rule the Philippine Nationwide Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Champions League remaining on Saturday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Two weeks earlier than the 2024 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) season opens, the Angels confirmed what they will do beneath Japanese coach Koji Tsuzurabara with Filipino-American spiker Brooke Van Sickle working the present.

Petro Gazz snapped Cignal’s five-game unbeaten run to rule the week-long match, profitable its first championship because the PVL Bolstered Convention in 2022 in opposition to the identical opponent.

“Now, my gamers perceive my volleyball just a little bit. We nonetheless want all-around apply however this time, they gave me the most effective efficiency. I simply instructed them earlier than the sport, you’re the challengers. My staff was the challenger,” stated the Japanese coach, who joined Petro Gazz 10 days earlier than the PNVF match.

Van Sickle emerged because the match Most Invaluable Participant in her first stint in Manila as she, as soon as once more, led the cost for the Angels with 20 factors constructed on 18 assaults and two blocks.

The Filipino-American additionally earned one of many two Finest Outdoors Hitter awards with Jonah Sabete, who additionally stepped up within the winner-take-all sport with 18 factors.

Djanel Cheng executed the sensible performs of Tsuzurabara, center blockers Remy Palma and KC Galdones chipped in seven factors every, whereas Aiza Maizo-Pontillas added six.

After the Angels dominated the primary set, the HD Spikers fought again from a 12-18 deficit within the second and saved two set factors however Aiza Maizo-Pontillas nailed an off-the-block kill to regain the lead, 26-25, earlier than Remy Palma’s deadly working assault gave Petro Gazz a two-set benefit.

Petro Gazz, which missed the providers of Myla Pablo and Ethan Arce, leaned on Van Sickle to attain the championship-clinching hit to deliver residence Php 100,000.

The staff completed the match with 4 wins out of six video games after a 2-2 document within the elimination spherical the place it misplaced to Cignal and Chery Tiggo.

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Cignal, in distinction, received all of its assignments apart from the ultimate because it settled for the silver and misplaced its second Finals sport in opposition to Petro Gazz.

Ces Molina was the lone shiny spot for the HD Spikers, who introduced residence P70,000, with 13 factors. Vanie Gandler and Chai Troncoso had eight and 7 factors, respectively.

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