Tots Carlos spearheaded Motolite’s victorious onslaught anew as they overpowered the Petro Gazz Angels in five sets, 21-25, 25-13, 25-16, 16-25, 15-11, earlier in the 2019 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center.
After starting slow in the first set, Motolite caught fire in the next two sets as they led early to establish control of the match for a two-one set advantage over Petro Gazz.
While the Angels responded by taking the fourth set to force a decider, Motolite showed composure in the latter part of the fifth set as they pounced on Petro Gazz’ errors to take the win.
Carlos took charge for Motolite anew with 20 points, while Isa Molde and Aie Gannaban added 12 and 10 points respectively to stop the Angels’ eight-game winning streak in the conference.
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– Tots Carlos leads Motolite with 20 pts built on a triple-double game (17 kills, 21 digs, 15 receives)
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Meanwhile, Jonah Sabete led Petro Gazz’ losing effort with 14 points, while Kai Baloaloa and Jeanette Panaga added 11 and 10 markers respectively.
Carlos expressed relief after their victory as they now stand on a 8-5 win-loss record, resting inside the Final Four circle with two wins in front of the Pacifictown Army Lady Troopers and the Choco Mucho Flying Titans.
The opposite spiker said Motolite doesn’t want to finish the elimination round in fourth place, as that would mean they will potentially face the top-seed and undefeated Creamline Cool Smashers.
“Sobrang laki kasi hinahabol namin, second to third–mahirap mag-fourth kasi Creamline kasi as of now, wala pa talagang makakatalo sa kanila. Siyempre we grabbed the opporunity, pero one game at a time pa rin kami ngayon,” Carlos said.
Motolite seeks to take their ninth win of the tournament on Sunday as they face the Balipure Water Defenders, who are coming off a win against Final Four contender Philippine Air Force Lady Jet Spikers.
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