Perlas edges Power Smashers in five to get back on track in PVL
Amanda Villanueva helps lead Perlas to its second win in three matches. Dante Peralta

PERLAS got dragged into another grueling five-setter but came out winner this time, scoring a 29-31, 24-26, 25-19, 25-23, 21-19 decision over the Power Smashers in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.

Perlas proved steadier in a back-and-forth decider with the Lady Spikers coming through with back-to-back blocks to shatter a 19-all count and held on for their second win in three matches.

The Power Smashers dropped into a tie with the Air Force Lady Jet Spikers at 1-2.

BaliPure remains alone on top with a 3-0 mark.

It was a rousing win for Perlas, which dropped a five-setter to Air Force on Tuesday after shocking the fancied Creamline in the opener.

Kathy Bersola had 13 attack points and five blocks to clinch the best player of the game honors while Amanda Villanueva also came up with 18 markers and 14 digs for Perlas.

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