After a disappointing defeat in their last match, the Pacifictown Army Lady Troopers vowed to bring their dominance back to keep their hold on the top half of the rankings.
The Lady Troopers are back on track after making quick work of the BaliPure Water Defenders in straight sets, 25-21, 25-20, 25-21, earlier in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center.
The Lady Troopers showed composure, especially in parts of the game where the Water Defenders held the lead, with most players registering their names on the scoreboard.
Foreign players Olena Lymareva-Flink and Jenelle Jordan led the charge for Pacifictown Army with 15 and 11 points respectively.
Their win earlier was a welcome development after their heartbreaking five-set loss against Motolite last Sunday, where they dropped the final point due to miscommunication.
“Iyon naman ang importante after a loss, kung paano kami magre-recover after two to three days. Must win ‘to para ma-keep namin ‘yung standing namin going to the semifinals, so malaking bagay na nanalo kami ngayon,” head coach Kungfu Reyes said.
Lymareva-Flink said their loss against Motolite proved difficult to face, given how close they were of gaining victory as they clinched a two-set advantage over Motolite after the third set.
“It was quite hard to recover, for myself, after that mentally and physically. I put so much of myself there in that game and we lost that,” Lymareva-Flink said.
“Yesterday we had this easy practice to recover and feel better, and I think today we played as a team and everybody was doing their job on the court,” she added.
Meanwhile, Jordan felt proud of her team for refusing to let their previous game affect them today, saying the team performed like their usual selves and enjoyed the game even when they faced deficits.
“Our team did a really good job bouncing back and not letting the last game affect this game, and we really did pull together as a team and had fun even at the low parts of the game,” the middle blocker said.
“I think we’re just really good at moving forward and leaving the past in the past, and looking forward to the future,” she added.
With their win, the Lady Troopers strengthened their hold of the Final Four with a 4-3 win-loss card.
Pacifictown Army looks to win back-to-back games as they face the undefeated Petro Gazz Angels on Sunday.