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    Jorelle Singh shows way as Laoag makes short work of Coast Guard in V-League opener

    Oct 1, 2016
    Jorelle Singh sores 17 points, with 13 coming from spikes. Freddie Dionisio

    LAOAG clobbered Philippine Coast Guard, 25-8, 25-15, 25-16, on Saturday in the opening match of the Shakey's V-League Reinforced Conference at the PhilSports Arena.

    National University top hitter Jorelle Singh led the way for the Power Smashers with 17 points, registering 13 spikes, while San Sebastian College ace spiker Grethcel Soltones had 13 points, all from kills.

    Despite the lack of preparation, coach Nes Pamilar was pleased to see Laoag complete the win in 66 minutes.

    “Maganda naman ang naging performance nila, sabi ko nga kulang kami sa preparation noong Monday lang kami nag-start, so ang bilin ko nga eh mag-usap usap sila habang sa loob ng court,” said Pamilar.

    “Communication lang kasi ang kailangan hindi ako nababahala kasi unang-una mga seasoned players ’yang mga ’yan na naglalaro din naman sa mga schools nila so kumbaga ang preparasyon at kundisyon ng katawan maayos, kailangan lang komunikasyon,” he added.

    The all-Filipino showdown against PCG helped Laoag gain confidence before it faces Bureau of Customs on Wednesday.

    The BoC Transformers will parade Thai imports, hitter Kanjana Kuthaisong and setter Natthanicha Jaisaen, and former Ateneo star Alyssa Valdez.

    “So noong chineck ko nga ang schedule parang ang ganda para sa amin, unti-unti palakas nang palakas ang kalaban, nagkakaroon kami ng magandang preparation so pagdating ng second game o third game magkakagamay-gamay na sila,” said Pamilar.

    Pamilar said Laoag will no longer sign a foreign player due to the long process of securing an International Transfer Certificate.

    Pamilar was calling the shots for Cagayan Valley two years ago when Thai imports Patcharee Saengmuang and Amporn Hyapha were not allowed to play after failing to secure a ITCs from the FIVB.

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    “Wala na, ’di na ako kukuha ng import kasi unang-una kasi mahirap talagang i-process ang papers, ’yung ITC, ipapaalam mo pa sa federation nila medyo matagal ’yan,” said Pamilar.

    “Kasi na-experience ko na ’yan before noong nasa kabilang team pa ako noong inaayos ang ITC, meron akong import na andito na pero nakalaro sila semis na,” he added.

    Singh’s NU teammate Aikon Urdas and Adamson hitter Jessica Galanza missed the game as they saw action in UAAP beach volleyball.

    Skipper Hazel Mea scored six points for Coast Guard.

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    Jorelle Singh sores 17 points, with 13 coming from spikes. Freddie Dionisio
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