MANILA, Philippines — Petro Gazz eked out a controversial 19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 27-25 victory over PLDT in a match marred by ...
...a 40-minute delay in the fourth set due to a video challenge in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Sta.
Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna on Saturday.
PLDT, however, is mulling over putting the game under protest after it didn’t sign the match scoresheet.
PVL officials, headed by commissioner Tonyboy Liao, are still talking with the team as of posting time.
The following rally was ongoing but PLDT coach George Pascua called for a challenge, which was acknowledged late by the referee ...
...whistling after Petro Gazz import Lindsey Vander Weide’s attack error that could have forced a deciding fifth set.
Vander Weide fueled the Angels with 24 points off 21 attacks, two blocks, and an ace on top of eight digs and six receptions.
Phillips and Pablo chipped in 13 and 12 points, respectively.
“They know the importance of this match. I reminded them to stay focused regardless of whatever happens. In those situations, they have to stick to our game plan. They really wanted to win,” said Ricafort in Filipino.
“We started sluggish and stiff. Hats off also to PLDT, especially to their import, who has a high reach. But I’m glad that my middle blockers stepped up and made the crucial stops.”