PetroGazz targeting playoff berth

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    STREAKING PetroGazz primes up for its keenly awaited rematch with unbeaten Creamline this weekend when it battles a skidding Motolite today looking for a ninth straight win and a playoff for at least the last semis seat in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan.

    Unlike in its come-from-behind five-set win over the PacificTown Army in Iloilo last Saturday that kept its win run going, however, PetroGazz hopes to recall its fierce, dominate early and duplicate its three-set triumph over Motolite in their first round clash last Sept. 8.

    After a string of 3-0 romps that spiked the second longest streak so far in the season-ending conference of the league organized by Sports Vision, the Angels faced their biggest challenge against the Lady Troopers. But after falling 1-2 set down, the reigning Reinforced Conference champions kept their poise and showed their big fighting heart to frustrate the veteran-laden Army side by winning the last two sets in emphatic fashions.

    That also kept PetroGazz’s hold of second place at 9-12 behind first semifinalist Creamline (12-0) with five teams – BanKo-Perlas (8-5), Motolite (7-5), PacificTown-Army (6-6), Choco Mucho (6-7) and Air Force (5-7) – still in hot pursuit for the last two seats in post-season play.