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Mika stars as Realtors bounce back

Mika stars as Realtors bounce back

BACARRA, Ilocos Norte, Philippines — Sta. Lucia Realty drew strength from Mika Reyes as it smashed PLDT Home Fibr, 25-18, 25-19, 25-21, yesterday to barge into the win column in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference at the PCV Socio-Civic & Cultural Center here.

Held to just three points in an 18-25, 21-25, 27-25, 18-25 loss at the hands of the Creamline Cool Smashers in the opener Saturday, Reyes fired 11 points she laced with nine kills as the Lady Realtors improved to 1-1 (win-loss).

In the other game, Chery Tiggo overpowered Cignal, 25-16, 25-13, 25-19, to seize the solo lead with a 2-0 record.

The HD Spikers absorbed their first defeat.

Sta. Lucia coach Eddieson Orcullo also lauded the Lady Realtors for the team effort.

“Actually, lahat maayos yung game. Yung buong team maayos naman yung nilaro pati yung mga nasa labas nagtrabaho rin sila,” said Orcullo.

“Ang usapan kasi sa game plan maglaro kayo dyan sa loob, maglalaro kami dito sa labas kaya ayun, happy naman sa nilaro nila,” he added.

The Home Fibr Hitters, who succumbed to Cherry Tiggo, 20-25-, 17-25, 6-25, Sunday, fell to 0-2.

Meanwhile, Perlas’ game against Choco Mucho today was reset to a later date as the team continued to observe quarantine after a member recently tested positive for COVID-19.

The Perlas Spikers are scheduled to play on Sunday versus Petro Gazz after quarantine.

Instead of the initially scheduled three games, today’s billing will feature just two – the first pitting Creamline against Petro Gazz at 3 p.m. and the other Black Mamba Army versus Bali Pure at 6 p.m.

The Cool Smashers and the Angels came off rousing debuts with the former turning back the Lady Realtors and the latter surviving the Black Mamba Army Lady Troopers in a duel that was delayed by more than three hours due to heavy rains and a leaking roof last Sunday.