February 28, 2024

Van Sickle-led Petro Gazz shuts down Cignal to clinch PNVF Champions League title

Van Sickle-led Petro Gazz shuts down Cignal to clinch PNVF Champions League title
Photo (c) PNVF
Petro Gazz completed a resounding conquest of the PNVF Champions League after subduing Cignal in straight sets: 25-19, 27-25, 25-22, at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum Saturday. 

 

Behind Brooke Van Sickle and Jonah Sabete, the Angels flaunted their high-octane offense under the system of new head coach Koji Tsuzurabara to overwhelm the HD Spikers and capture the title. 

 

Van Sickle — who emerged as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament — poured a game-high 20 points, the last of which came in the final sequence where she unfurled a searing attack that went through the block of Roselyn Doria. 

 

Sabete provided ample support to Van Sickle with 18 markers as she hammered down the differential hits in the extended second set, where the HD Spikers threatened to snatch momentum. 

 

Remy Palma and KC Galdones contributed seven points each while Aiza Maizo-Pontillas chipped in six of her own. 

 

The Angels were a force to be reckoned with above the net, pummeling the HD Spikers with a 51-38 spike differential. 

 

On the other hand, Cignal could not sustain its unbeaten five-game winning surge that spanned from the preliminaries to the semifinals, absorbing its first defeat at the most inopportune time for a second-place finish. 

 

Ces Molina topscored for the HD Spikers with 13, while Vanie Gandler and Chai Troncoso finished with eight and seven points, respectively. 

 

Both teams now set their sights on the PVL All-Filipino Conference, which will start on February 20.