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Perlas, Motolite triumph

BanKo-Perlas and Ateneo-Motolite preserved their clean records with hard-fought wins over tenacious foes Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan City.

The Perlas Spikers marched to their third straight victory at the expense of the Adamson-Akari Lady Falcons, 25-20, 19-25, 25-22, 25-18, while the Lady Eagles survived the PetroGazz Angels, 25-21, 17-25, 19-25, 25-14, 15-7, for their second consecutive triumph.

Dzi Gervacio sparkled for BanKo-Perlas with 24 points built on 23 kills and once ace, with Amanda Villanueva also shining with 14 points including 10 spikes.

The Perlas Spikers overpowered the Lady Falcons on both ends, firing more attacks (56-40) and making more blocks (12-5). BanKo-Perlas also took advantage of Adamson-Akari’s sloppy plays that saw the Lady Falcons stumble into 35 errors.

Ateneo-Motolite, meanwhile, got a big lift from Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag and Vanessa Gandler, who finished with win figures.

Tolentino had 24 points, Madayag chipped in 16, and Gandler added 15.

Adamson-Akari fell to a 0-3 hole, while PetroGazz skidded to its third defeat in six games. (Kristel Satumbaga)