A critical victory, to say the least.
The Petro Gazz Angels are finally back in the win column after dispatching the Farm Fresh Foxies in four sets, 25-22, 19-25, 25-16, 26-24, at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig on Tuesday in the PVL Second All-Filipino Conference.
The Foxies were a tough task for the Angels, as they were able to grab the second set as well as push Petro Gazz to the limit in the fourth canto.
But after losing four consecutive games, the Angels decided enough was enough and powered their way to grab their fifth win in the conference to keep their semifinal hopes alive.
Jonah Sabete came alive for Petro Gazz, as she finished with 21 points on 16 attacks, three blocks, and two aces.
The 29-year-old outside hitter shared the team’s approach, given how they struggled in their past games, to finally arrest their losing skid.
“Basta lagi namin sinasabi magtrabaho na lang kami. Sunod lang sa coaches and (gumamit ng) patience talaga,” Sabete said during the postgame press conference.
The same sentiment was shared by coach Timmy Sto. Tomas, who also pointed out that the Angels were able to pick up a few things from their losing streak.
“It's more of motivation for us to keep on performing well, given that medyo mabibigat 'yung mga nakalaban namin the past few games, so those teams only kept us moving forward,” said Sto. Tomas.
“Nag-improve din 'yung skills namin kasi we were faced with teams na high-caliber din,” he added.
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Petro Gazz will look to build a winning streak as it faces the Akari Chargers on Saturday at the PhilSports Arena, while Farm Fresh will seek its second win against the Galeries Tower Highrisers on Tuesday.