With the Banko Perlas Spikers’ semifinal chances on the line, it was imperative for them to observe success in their remaining elimination games.
After defeating Motolite in straight sets, Banko’s Dzi Gervacio said her squad brought back a lighter, happier play to combat the pressure amid tough Final Four competition.
“We just have to keep a positive energy inside [the court]–no matter what happens, we just have to think na the best games we played, each in everyone of us is happy, cheering, never tumahimik,” Gervacio said.
The Perlas Spikers improved their semifinal hopes after disposing of Motolite in a straight-set victory, 25-21, 25-19, 25-21, earlier in the 2019 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center.
Banko finished strong in their clash against Motolite, showing better character and pulling away in the crucial stretch of the sets to take the win.
Gervacio led the Perlas Spikers with 20 points, while Suzanne Roces and Nicole Tiamzon added 13 and 12 respectively.
Their earlier victory improved their spot in the team standings with a 7-5 record, temporarily sitting in fourth place behind the undefeated Creamline Cool Smashers, Petro Gazz Angels, and Motolite.
With every win crucial amid tight competition in the team standings, Gervacio constantly reminds her squad to maintain their positive character inside the court to help them reap better results in their upcoming games.
“Number one is the attitude sa loob ng court. Whatever happens–the good or bad–dapat everything’s positive at saka may reminder kami na we should always help each other,” the opposite spiker said.
The Perlas Spikers look to clinch their eighth win of the conference as they face the Chef’s Classics Lady Red Spikers on Oct. 6.
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