MANILA, Philippines – Tots Carlos offered all such fans inside the San Juan Arena on Friday to win Game 1 of the Crimeline.
Carlos advanced to the PVL final for the sixth time, defeating Choco Mucho 25-18, 17-25, 25-19, 25-11 to the Cool Smashers 25-18, 17-25, 25-19, 25 with 21 service points, 26 points from 21 attacks. Before the roar of 5, 368 fans at the venue.
The Philippine University Standout has dedicated the victory to all the volleyball fans as some of them could not enter the venue after running out of tickets for San Juan.
“We really appreciate those who come here, especially those who did not come to the venue. This game is for them, “said Carlos, drawing the first blood of their top three semifinal series by winning the game.
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Posted by Inquirer Sports on Friday, April 1, 2022
Carlos felt great playing in front of an overwhelmed crowd and he hated his 26-point blast to his teammates.
“I feel good! Our mindset and restraint have really helped us today. I just have to be consistent and believe in Coach Sherwin’s (Menesis) game plan. You can see that it worked for us,” Carlos said.
“I can’t do this (my performance) without the help of my teammates. If not for middle blockers (Celine Domingo and Jeanette Panaga), I wouldn’t get a single blocker. If Zia (De Guzman) is not eaten, I will not convert those good attacks. I think it’s a concerted effort, “he added.
The star-studded hitter is happy that the league has decided to bring its games to the Mall of Asia Arena starting from Game 2 on Sunday to have more spectators.
“I am very excited for the fans because many of them could not do that in today’s game. We’re really excited to see them all again, “said Carlos.
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