A streaking BanKo Perlas Spikers squad showed up and drew first blood against PayMaya High Flyers in the best-of-three semifinals of the 2018 Premiere Volleyball League Reinforced Conference, Sunday night at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
Fresh from a sweeping the second round of the preliminaries en route to a semifinals stint, BanKo eke out a 25-19, 26-28, 25-23, 25-23 win to extend their winning streak to eight.
Hard-hitting import Aus Montripilla exploded for 31 markers built on 30 kills and a block to steer BanKo closer to its first ever Finals appearance.
Check out the best tweets from Twitter during and after the four-set thriller:
GRETCHEL SOLTONES IS ON FIRE
— ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) July 1, 2018
BANKO’S FUTURE IS BRIGHT WITH KIA BRIGHT
Bastarda si Kia Bright!!! Inihahampas sa kamay ng blockers nang super lala! #PVLonABSCBN
— #PVLonABSCBN (@VolleyCenterPH) July 1, 2018
GEL CAYUNA AND JAS NABOR = SETTER/SPIKERS
Ang talino ng cayuna-nabor sa loob. Parehas attacker-setter. Bongga ni coach! #PVLonABSCBN
— Volleyball Gags (@volleygags_) July 1, 2018
ANOTHER DAY IN THE OFFICE FOR THE MONTRIPILLA AND BRIGHT
Montripila and Bright! Ang bangis! #PVLonABSCBN
— Dreamer (@WastingColors26) July 1, 2018
TATAN PANTONE IS AT IT AGAIN
Si Pantone parang tinatamad maglaro pero legit talaga siyang libero. #PVLonABSCBN
— dickson 👑 (@dicksontendido) July 1, 2018
JEM FERRER’S TRADEMARK PLAYMAKING
Nag-masteral ata si Jem Ferrer nung mga sets na dikit sa net. #PVLonABSCBN
— arrow💡 (@consequencesari) July 1, 2018
IS LONG REST GOOD OR NOT?
Same story for both games: rest is a disadvantage #PVLonABSCBN
— Renia (@mahalnarenia) July 1, 2018
— Ronald Allan 🔫 (@ronaldallan1619) July 1, 2018