MANILA, Philippines-Petro Gaz has completed its stunning comeback to reach the final of the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference with a 25-21, 28-26, 15-25, 25-21 game 3 win against Signal on Monday.
After losing the opener, the Angels won two games in a row against the HD Spikers, who were unbeaten on their way to the semifinals, renewing their rivalry against the Crimline in the three best showdowns for the crown.
Overwhelmed by his five-set win just 24 hours earlier, Petro Gaz continued a strong finishing attack in the fourth set to avoid another extended game and knocked out the HD Spikers, who missed the service of star captain Rachel Dackies in the last two sets. Obstacles
Aiza Mizo Pontilas and Myla Pablo, whose wins were won, scored the most for the Angels with 17 points but the experienced Chi Sayet provided an unwavering presence with his 36 great sets, including four points.
Remy Palma chipped in 14 points for the winners and Gretel Solton added 12.
Petro Gaz will have a full day to prepare for the Cool Smashers in their third meeting in the PVL Final since the 2019 Reinforced Conference and the 2019 Open Conference, who remain unbeaten even after the semifinals.
The finals will begin on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena before transferring to the Yanares Sports Center in Antipolo for Game 2 and Game 3 if necessary.
Signal, whose heavy off-season heavy rebuild helped them move from last place to the semifinals, will be battling Choco Mucho for the bronze medal.
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