Myla Pablo thrilled to see Pocari Sweat firing on all cylinders right from the start
Myla Pablo was glad to see Pocari start strong for a change after slow starts in previous conferences. Jaime Campos

POCARI Sweat ace Myla Pablo was glad to see the Lady Warriors start off strong for a change after opening the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference campaign with two straight wins.

After slow starts in the past conferences, the Lady Warriors got off to a 2-0 win-loss record after turning back Banko-Perlas, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 27-25, on Wednesday.

Yet even with the strong start, Pablo remains hungry for more wins.

“First game namin, kailangan hindi tayo matalo, ‘yun ang mindset ko,” said Pablo, who considered their 2-0 start a big confidence booster for the defending champions.

“Kasi ito 'yung kapag nanalo ka, momentum na talaga, so every game namin paghihirapan namin ang mga wins namin,” she added.

[See Pocari overcomes Banko Perlas in four sets for second straight win in PVL Open]

The former National University top hitter finished with 23 points, all but one from attacks, but she was pleased to see her teammates step up and contribute both on offense and defense.

Cai Nepomuceno had 14 points, while Jeanette Panaga added 13 and Elaine Kasilag chipped in 11 markers.

Skipper and playmaker Gyzelle Sy registered 37 of the team’s 43 excellent sets, and 15 digs, while libero Melissa Gohing had 25 digs and Kasilag recorded 17 excellent receptions.

“Actually lahat po kami gumagana, lahat po kami nagtutulungan lalo na sa scoring and blocking and mga palo,” said Pablo, who also had 11 excellent receptions in a match that took an hour and 45 minutes to finish.

Pocari Sweat will try to extend its winning streak to three when it faces Power Smashers on Saturday. 

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