June 07, 2019

PETROGAZZ shoots for a first round sweep as it plays a dangerous Pacifictown-Army side, while coach Tai Bundit makes his much-awaited return in the Creamline today in the PVL Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

The Angels, who are unbeaten in four contests, cannot lower their guard in the 2 p.m. match, especially with the way the Lady Troopers performed the last time out.

Pacifictown-Army turned back Motolite, 25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 25-21, last Saturday to improve its record at 2-1.

“The more we win, the more we shouldn’t be complacent because our opponents really prepare well,” said PetroGazz coach Arnold Laniog.

The Cool Smashers, currently tied with the Lady Troopers in second spot at 2-1, will enter the 4 p.m. clash with Motolite with renewed enthusiasm with Bundit back in the sidelines for another shot at a crown.

With the teams starting to settle down in the season-opening conference, the Angels have to elevate the level of performance.

“On our side, what you see, we always try hard to improve. We can’t be satisfied every time we win. Happy, yes, but not that satisfied,” said Laniog.

PetroGazz is very much aware not to be too overreliant on Cuba’s Wilma Salas and United States’ Janisa Johnson to sustain its impressive run.

“Our mindset is since this is a Reinforced Conference, our imports will really produce. But that doesn’t mean we’ll bank on them most of the time. We locals need to support them so the team will fare well overall,” said middle blocker Jeanette Panaga, the Angels’ biggest off-season acquisition.