MANILA, Philippines – Alyssa Valdez is gearing up for the Petro Gaz battle in Game 2 as Crimline tries to win the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference crown at the Yanares Sports Arena in Antipolo on Friday.
Game 2 is set at 6pm, where Valdez and Cool Smashers want to return from last year’s runner-up to finish and try to complete a perfect title race for their fourth overall PVL Championship.
But the three-time PVL MVP insisted that the series would not be easy to close after the Angels showed a glimpse of their best form in Game 1, pushing the Cool Smashers to their limits in the fourth set amid Gretchell’s knee injury. Saltons, who is skeptical of a return to the series, and Myla Pablo’s cramp.
“It’s always difficult to stop a game, especially when we face an experienced team. Their players have played in different situations and gained a lot of playing experience, ”Valdez said after scoring 26 points in the Crimline’s 25-16, 23-25, 25-12, 32-30 win over Petro Gaz in Game 1 on Wednesday. Asia Arena.
“It boils down to a more determined team to take Game 2. So we really have to play our part as a team and be well prepared for Friday’s game,” he added.
Valdez was hardly surprised by the bold position of Petro Gage, led by MJ Phillips, Aiza Mizo-Pontilas, Jonah Sabete and Setar Chi Sait, who made just 12 errors when forced to make 27 mistakes from the Crimeline in Game 1.
Thanks to the playmaking of Zia de Guzman that led to well-distributed crime for Valdez, Tots Carlos and Gema Galanzer.
“It simply came to our notice then. No one will give now. They will not come down without a fight. I guess it’s a foretaste of what will happen next, “he said.
“We have to give credit to Petro Gaz. We were forced to make mistakes … they are a tough team. All I can say is that they played a lot of games, especially Aiza Maizo and Chi (Sait). (Jonah) has done well. They are playing with their hearts. ”
Interestingly, the Crimeline attempted to close the series at Antipolo, where it lost to Petro Gaz in Final Game 3 of the 2019 Reinforced Conference.
Valdez says the cool smashers have already learned their lesson from that disaster and are hoping to create new memories in Yanares.
“We had a very heartbreaking experience at Ynares in 2019. I guess we learned from it as a team, we were together from 2019 to 2022,” he said. “We will play with extra inspiration. We will take it as an inspiration this Friday. “
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