Pocari shows championship mettle with incredible comeback to stun Air Force, reach PVL finals anew
Myla Pablo led Pocari's dramatic comeback with 22 points. Dante Peralta

POCARI Sweat survived Air Force, 16-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-10, to book a trip back to the Finals of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference on Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan.

Myla Pablo led the attack with 22 points but found help in Heather Guinoo and Jeanette Panaga, who combined for 27 markers, to complete the stunning comeback.

The Lady Warriors, champion of the last three conferences, are looking to continue their winning streak in the tournament since they joined the league last year.

“Sa tema ng laro, simula first set, second set, wala kaming first ball, parang walang gana ang players. Sabi ko, semis na to, wala nang Game 4,” said Pocari Sweat coach Rico de Guzman.

“Walang mag-step up na isa, ‘yung tutulong kay Myla (Pablo), ‘yun lang hinahanap ko. Nag-gamble na ako ng tao. Kung kailangan mo ng panalo, magga-gamble ka na,” he added.

Game One of the Finals is on Saturday.

May Ann Pantino finished with 16 points for Air Force, while Iari Yongco added 15, skipper Joy Cases made 14 and Jocemer Tapic chipped in 13.

The Lady Jet Spikers will face the loser between Creamline and BaliPure in a best-of-three battle for third.

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