Pay offs the signal boost in the off-season

Riri Menezes (center) and HD Spykers flex their rebuilt form to bring down the Greetsell Saltons and Angels.  PVL photo.

Riri Menezes (center) and HD Spykers flex their rebuilt form to bring down the Greetsell Saltons and Angels. PVL photo.

What is the difference of a few months for Signal HD?

Last season’s heavily rebuilt HD Spykers are now looking forward to a final at the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference.

The HD Spikers beat Petro Gaz 25-21, 25-23, 25-23 on Friday to take a 1-0 lead in the top three semifinals at the Philoil Flying V Arena.

Despite a three-set win, it wasn’t right for Signal, who had to go through the exciting back-and-forth electrification moment with Petro Gaz before standing in the doorway of the championship, that even the hardcore experts didn’t see coming.

“I found myself standing there and excited about how both teams played; No one wanted to lose, ”said Signal Coach Shak Delos Santos in the Filipino. “But I am very proud that the way my players have played today, all the game plans have been followed. They are all out today. ”

HD Spykers can officially claim the championship spot with a win in Game 2 on Sunday.

“It simply came to our notice then. We know Petro Gaz is a champion team, they will not give up easily, “said Ces Molina, who led the signal with 10 points.

Jail Kayuna, however, who kept the HD Spykers at bay, fed 33 great sets to his teammates, including Molina, Riri Menezes, Rachel Ann Daquis and Roselyn Doria. Signal won the fifth game in a row in the tournament.

With his strong presence in front of the net, Menezes scored the highest score of 14 points from beating Petro Gaz. Experienced Ducks finished with 11 points.

Meanwhile, in response to the demand for more seats at the stand, PVL will bring Game 2 of the semifinals on Sunday to a larger venue, the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena. The league will also play the first match of the Race-to-Two Championship Series at MOA.

PVL president Ricky Palo said the decision was made after fans failed to watch the games at Philoil because no more seats could be sold.

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