MANILA, Philippines–Sans spiker Louie Ramirez, Imus- ITP needed to prevent a late-game catastrophe in fending off a gritty PGJC-Navy side, 25-20, 25-16, 21-25, 21-25, 15-12, to reclaim its winning methods the 2023 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference on Friday at Paco Arena.
Ramirez, that has actually been the stabilizer of Imus in the previous 3 video games, remained as a result of college dedications. Coach Sammy Acaylar chose not to area him as well as allow him concentrate on his needs at University of Perpetual Help.
The AJAA Spikers still controlled the very first 2 collections also without Ramirez however they teased with catastrophe after the duo of Jude Garcia as well as Greg Dolor brought the Sea Lions to require a decider.
Imus resisted from a 1-5 shortage in the 5th with Kim Malabunga’s exterminate a drifting round topping an 8-1 run for a 9-6 benefit. Navy connected the evaluated 11-all. Ridzuan Muhali as well as John Rivera conspired for back-to-back clutch spikes adhered to by an assault mistake from Dolor to get to suit factor, 14-11.
Christian Marcelino conserved a factor for the Sea Lions however a late replacement by Acaylar fielding in Hero Austria for Rivera settled with the Perpetual Help spiker providing the match-clinching assault.
“I always tell my players to avoid being complacent because you know the style of Pinoy, every time you win, you get too confident. So what I did is I gave some motivation to them,” Acaylar claimed inFilipino “In the fifth set, I told them they have to use their mental toughness and I told them they’re all smart so prove it in the fifth set.”
Malabunga blazed a trail with 15 factors improved 11 assaults, 3 blocks, as well as an ace, while Austria contributed 14 factors as well as 21 superb functions as Imus enhanced to 3-1.
Setter Ish Polvorosa had 17 superb collections as well as 6 digs. Muhali completed with 13 pens, while Josh Villanueva included 11 to get better from a straight-set loss to Cignal recently.
The Sea Lions went down to a 1-2 document after surrendering 40 mistakes.
PGJC-Navy relied on Garcia’s game-high 21 factors off 18 assaults as well as 3 blocks. Dolor contributed 20 pens, while Marcelino had 10 factors as well as 15 functions.
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