Pocari pounces Iriga, Love shows no mercy

Arielle Love showed no mercy as Pocari-Air Force trounced skidding Iriga Lady Oragons in four sets, 25-8, 23-25, 25-18, 25-16, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference 2018, Wednesday night at Flying V Center in San Juan.

The American hitter towed the two-time defending champions back to the winning route, exploding for 25 hits off 18 kills, five blocks and two aces.

Coming off a dominating first set performance, the Jasper Jimenez-backed squad surrendered the second set to the Lady Oragons on a slim deficit.

Love powered Pocari and pounced hard in the next two frames to take home their second win in four matches.

With the win, Pocari now sits at number four of the standings with a 2-2 card while Iriga dropped at sixth place with one win in three games.

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The opening frame turned out to be a lopsided affair as Pocari outmuscled Iriga despite close start. The reigning champions were ahead by eight in the second timeout when they took the driver’s seat and never looked back for a 25-8 win.

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Arielle Love shows no love in this hit.
 

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Iriga redeemed themselves in the second set, keeping a slim lead all throughout the frame behind Macy Ubben’s heroics for a 25-23 victory.

Both teams showed offensive prowess in this set.
 

Pocari’s Jeanette Panaga worked silently from the middle.
 

Ubben waxed hot to give Iriga the set and tie the game at one set apiece.
 

Pocari kept the Lady Oragons at bay during third set, maintaining their leads en route to a 25-18 win.

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Panaga with another quick to seal the set.
 

Fueled with renewed fire, the defending champs controlled the fourth set, 25-16.

Iriga could only do so much to prevent Pablo from wreaking havoc.

Former UP Lady Maroons Nicole Tiamzon was present in the game but as commentator.
 

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