Lady Falcons Warays Wallop, stay alive
Tacloban compiled a 25-11, 25-12, 25-19 dominant victory over Adamson-Akari on Saturday to keep his thin hopes for the playoffs for the final semifinal slot in the Premier League Volleyball Season 2 Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Center.
Dimdim Pacres let go of a 14-kill game and finished with 17 hits while the rest supported him with a good enough game to throw the Lady Falcons in a match they hoped to dominate.
They won five solos on 6-7 but remained behind PetroGazz Angels (6-5) in their energetic struggle for the fourth and final Final Four seat at the season-ending conference organized by Sports Vision.
Idle Pocari-Air Force is also in hunting with 5-7 slate.
Tacloban, however, had to pass its final task against the semifinalist BanKo-Perlas on Saturday in Batangas City and hoped PetroGazz would not win seven times to force a playoff.
"Every match is a championship match for us," said Pacres, who vowed to give his best against the BanKo-Perlas. "But we have to play confident and continue to believe in ourselves."
The Perlas Spikers overthrew Warays in four matches in their first round meeting on October 10 but with Pacres still out of Tacloban's list.
Adamson tried to fight back in the third set but lost his strength in the stretch and absorbed their 11th successive defeat, sealed by the hammer Pacres force to the baseline after a long rally.
Meanwhile, PetroGazz hopes to ensure he is at least a playoff for the final semifinal place due to playing also-ran Adamson-Akari in the return of the action at the Vino Vino Flying Center in San Juan today (Sunday).
The Angels, who destroyed the Lady Falcons in their first three matches on October 13, have a crush on passing the San Marcelino-based squad at the age of 6 nights. match and nail the very important seventh victory in 12 matches.
The Angels actually wanted to win the victory against Lady Eagles Ateneo-Motolite when the press with losses forced them to beat the Lady Falcons to secure at least the playoff semifinals against the possibility of Pocari or Tacloban.