Petro Gazz moves up to third spot

Joey Villar (The Philippine Star) – August 4, 2021 – 12:00am

BACARRA, Ilocos Norte, Philippines — Petro Gazz went to its second stringers to rest its tired starters as it turned back a feisty Bali Pure, 25-20, 26-24, 25-23, yesterday to remain inside the Magic Four in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference at the PCV Socio-Civic & Cultural Center here.

Myla Pablo and Grethcel Soltones paced the Angels and combined for 21 points as they nailed their fifth win against two defeats for a piece of third place with the Chery Tiggo Crossovers.

Choco Mucho leads the way with a pristine 6-0 (win-loss) slate while Creamline is at No. 2 with a 6-1 mark.

Pablo and Soltones got the help from the second group headed by setter Ivy Perez and hitter Jerilli Malabanan, who played quality minutes to help the weary veterans get a respite.

Perez dished out 15 excellent sets and chipped in two points while Malabanan added seven hits including six on kills.

“On our part, we took advantage of the opportunity na mabigyan ng playing time yung iba,” said Petro Gazz coach Arnold Laniog.