PVL: Banko Perlas survives gutsy Motolite

MANILA, Philippines – The Banko Perlas Spikers may have pulled off a victory in straight sets, but they got pushed to the limit every frame before hacking out a 26-24, 32-30, 26-24 victory over a young Motolite team in the 2019 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Reinforced Conference on Wednesday, June 5, at the Filoil Flying V Arena. 

Kia Bright's end-to-end game of 20 points and 13 excellent digs and 15 excellent receptions powered Banko Perlas through the extended-set wins as they climbed to 2-2 in the conference standings.

Isa Molde lifted Motolite with 16 points but the new team remains winless at 0-3. 

Earlier, Petro Gazz Angels kept the top spot as they downed  the winless Balipure Water Defenders in straight sets, 25-19, 25-12, 25-15.

Wilma Salas and Janna Johnson tallied 12 points apiece while Jeanette Panaga emerged as the player of the game, scoring 11 points to power Petro Gazz to a 4-0 record in the standings. 

Balipure fell to 0-3 record. – Rappler.com


Beatrice Go

More commonly known as “Bee”, Beatrice is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Phillippine sports governance, national teams, football and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.