MANILA, Philippines — Grethcel Soltones’ restricted motion in finals Game 2 was the silver lining of Petro Gazz’s runner-up end within the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.
Soltones, who injured her proper knee in Game 1, was in a position to return to motion as service specialist along with her knee closely plastered as a consequence of a pressure in Petro Gazz’s 18-25, 25-15, 23-25, 16-25 loss to eventual champion Creamline final Friday at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.
Soltones was initially feared to have suffered from a significant setback and her teammate Myla Pablo praised the center of the previous San Sebastian standout for nonetheless serving to them in Game 2 regardless of the harm.
“I’m really happy that her knee only suffered from strain. She still played her heart out even though we all know that she is in pain. She still helped our team,” stated Pablo after scoring 13 factors in Game 2.
After dropping Petro Gazz’s third finals duel with Creamline, Pablo admitted that the intact core led by Alyssa Valdez spelled the distinction in beating the Angels thrice this convention, together with their pool stage head-to-head.
“Creamline is really a solid team. They’ve been together for years and they showed us that they really wanted to get the championship,” she stated.
The former PVL MVP, who’s enjoying her second season with Petro Gazz, remained grateful for his or her runner-up end after pulling off a sequence comeback over Cignal within the best-of-three semifinals.
“I’m really happy that we made it to the finals. We went through a lot in our practice, but we still made it even though all the teams have improved and beefed up their rosters. We gave our best in Game 2 even though we lost,” Pablo stated.
Pablo confused that their championship setback will solely make them higher for the 2 upcoming PVL tournaments, the Asian Invitationals in July and the Reinforced Conference in October.
“For our next conference, we have to come back stronger. We have to work out our lapses and solidify our bond as a team. I hope that for the next conference, we will be able to get the championship for the management,” she stated.
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