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    Heather Guino-o stars as Tacloban edges Petro Gazz to snap three-match skid

    Nov 10, 2018
    PHOTO: Dante Peralta

    TACLOBAN ended a three-game skid kept alive its semifinals chances with a 15-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 15-13 win over Petro Gazz in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference on Saturday at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center.

    The Fighting Warays labored from a 1-2 set deficit and erased a 9-12 disadvantage in the fifth set with a blistering 6-1 run.

    Heather Guino-o nailed three points in that stretch as Tacloban completed a come-from-behind win and stayed in hunt for a semifinal berth with a 5-7 win-loss card in sixth place.

    Dimdim Pacres led the charge for Tacloban with 17 points off 15 kills and two service aces.

    Team captain Jovielyn Prado had 14 points and a great defensive effort of 12 digs and 10 excellent receptions, while Guino-o added 11 hits.

    “Sabi ko lang sa kanila na hindi pwedeng magpabaya tayo, hindi pwedeng mag-relax tayo. Hindi komo lamang,” said Tacloban coach Nes Pamilar.

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    “Sabi ko nga sa kanila ang kalaban natin less na ang power compared sa first, second at third set nila eh. Dina-drop ball na lang ang bola.”

    The Angels had 45 errors, including Paneng Mercado’s crucial attack mishit that let the Fighting Warays escape with the win.

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    Jonah Sabete had 23 points, while Mercado added 16 hits for Petro Gazz, which dropped its second straight match and hold a 5-5 record.

    Petro Gazz returns to action in less than 24 hours as the Angels face BanKo (7-2) at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

    Tacloban will take a week-long break before facing winless Adamson-Akari (0-9) next Saturday at the Arena in San Juan.

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