Banko to close in on bronze medal finish, end season on a good note

Odds have been against the Banko Perlas Spikers in the Premier Volleyball League as they, once again, fell short of clinching a finals ticket for the fourth time in a row.

The Perlas Spikers settled for another battle-for-third series in the league, this time in the 2019 PVL Open Conference, after bowing down to the Petro Gazz Angels in their semifinal showdown.

Despite how things turned out for the Perlas Spikers, Dzi Gervacio looks to make the most out of the season as they zero in on another bronze medal finish.

“Prinomise namin sa sarili namin last game na hindi pa tapos ‘yung season, so we promised ourselves that we’ll finish on a good note. We just wanted to be happy at the end of the season,” Gervacio said.

Banko is one win away from clinching third place after overpowering Motolite in straight sets, 25-23, 25-23, 25-18, in Game One of their battle-for-third series last Wednesday at the Filoil Flying V Center.

With a prolonged conference of nine teams competing in sixteen elimination games, team captain Nicole Tiamzon looks to go all out with the Perlas Spikers as they seek to go out on a positive note.

“It’s been a long season for us, so we just wanted to enjoy. Eto na ‘yun e, wala na kaming other games so 100 percent na,” Tiamzon said.

Banko clinched back-to-back bronze medals in the 2018 season, before being cut short in this year’s Reinforced Conference after succumbing to third placers Pacifictown Army Lady Troopers.