MANILA, Philippines — Vanie Gandler stepped up when it mattered most to finish Cignal’s two-game skid with a 25-18, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20 victory over Akari within the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Filipino Convention on Tuesday at FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan Metropolis.
Gandler led the collective effort of the HD Spikers as she nailed 14 factors together with the game-winning assault that ended the two-hour match and their woes to rise to a 2-2 document.
“[My motivation is] my group. I understand how arduous we’ve been working and I do know that we will do it, we’ve simply struggled slightly bit, however I can see that everybody is actually discovering a option to study from all our errors,” mentioned Gandler, who additionally had 14 digs.
“My group actually helped me. I wouldn’t have finished this with out them,” she added.
Gandler obtained the higher of her former Ateneo teammates Religion Nisperos, Jaja Maraguinot, and Erika Raagas.
Invitational Convention Most Beneficial Participant Ces Molina additionally shone with 14 factors, 16 digs, and 7 glorious receptions. Jovelyn Gonzaga offered the spark from the bench with 11 factors, whereas Ria Meneses dropped 4 blocks to complete with 9 markers.
As Cignal continued to overlook group captain Rachel Anne Daquis as a consequence of her teaching camp in america, Chinchin Basas contributed seven factors, as setter Gel Cayuna dished out 21 glorious units on prime of three markers.
Cignal coach Shaq Delos Santos was relieved that his wards lastly obtained a win, ending the two-game profitable streak of Akari forward of their duel with the winless Farm Recent on Saturday at Philsports Area.
“Earlier than this sport, we actually went via quite a lot of sacrifices. Our group labored more durable simply to make our changes,” mentioned Delos Santos in Filipino. “However good factor we gained this sport, we’re so grateful. I missed this type of efficiency. I’m grateful to our group as a result of we actually labored arduous to earn this.”
Akari dropped to a 3-2 document regardless of the 21-point effort of Dindin Santiago-Manabat.
Raagas had 16 factors and 11 glorious receptions for the Chargers, whereas Nisperos was restricted to simply 10 markers.