Pocari thwarts Air Force, returns to PVL Finals

first_img‘Underdog’ Cignal wary of Marinerong Pilipino in their semis series Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPocari Sweat rose from two sets down to frustrate Air Force, 16-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-10, and book another finals trip in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Myla Pablo bled for her points but still came away with a game-high 22 points on 71 spike attempts to carry the Lady Warriors to their fourth appearance in the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers LATEST STORIEScenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “It seemed like we didn’t want to win in the first and second set,” said Pocari head coach Sgt. Rico de Guzman in Filipino.The Lady Warriors were on the verge of a semifinals exit with the Lady Jet Spikers two points away from completing an upset.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut that’s when Pocari Sweat’s championship experience showed. Down 23-22 in the third set, Pocari found an unlikely lifesaver in Heather Guino-o, who delivered back-to-back hits to extend the game. MOST READ The Lady Warriors kept their bid for a fourth consecutive title going. Game 1 of the best-of-three finals begins on Saturday.Creamline and BaliPure dispute the last finals slot.Mary Ann Pantino had a team-best 16 points for Air Force.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The Lady Warriors relied heavily on Pablo, Guino-o and Jeannette Panaga in the last two sets where the Lady Jet Spikers unraveled.Guino-o, who is a late addition to the team playing in only her fourth game, scored 14 points with four service aces.Pocari Sweat not only rallied in this game, but also in the best-of-three duel after dropping Game 1 in straight sets.De Guzman said he had no doubt his team is capable of coming back in the series.“I know that the team can really come back because I see how good they are in practice.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img