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    Petro Gazz forces do-or-die game vs Cignal for spot in PVL Finals

    Apr 3, 2022
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    Gretchel Soltones delivers an attack for Petro Gazz.

    PETRO GAZZ forced a deciding Game Three in their 2022 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference semifinal playoff against Cignal HD after a thrilling 25-22, 21-25, 22-25, 26-24, 18-16 victory on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

    Myla Pablo would not be denied as her game-clinching spike secured the tough victory for the Angels, capping a comeback from a two sets-to-one deficit and 0-1 down in the best-of-three series.

    Pablo delivers

    Pablo picked the right time to deliver her best game to date with her 18 points off 16 kills, an ace, and a block to force a winner-take-all Game Three on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

    Grethcel Soltones also helped PetroGazz' cause with 14 markers including key hits in that crucial fourth set to push the series to a set five, while Aiza Maizo-Pontillas got 14 points off 13 attacks.

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