PVL: Petro Gazz off to rousing 2-0 start

MANILA, Philippines – The Petro Gazz Angels cruised to their second straight win at the start of their 2019 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference campaign. 

The Angels drubbed the BanKo Perlas Spikers in straight sets, 25-19, 25-21, 25-12, to claim the early solo lead on Wednesday, May 29, at the Filoil Flying V Centre. 

Petro Gazz continued to rely on the firepower of their imports as American Janisa Johnson led the team with 21 points while Wilma Salas chipped in 18 points to go with 14 excellent receptions and 8 excellent digs. 

"Luckily, we have two high-percentage imports, but overall, we followed the game plan," said Petro Gazz head coach Arnold Laniog. 

The Angels controlled the game from the get-go, but BanKo Perlas managed to make it a one-point game, 11-12, in the 2nd set. However, Petro Gazz never gave up the lead which led to a dominant third-set closeout. 

Nicole Tiamzon was the lone double-digit scorer as she topscored for BanKo Perlas with 11 points in the losing effort. – 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.