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Pocari star Pablo leads PVL awardees

  • Written by Theodore Jurado
  • Published in Volleyball
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MYLA Pablo, Pocari Sweat's heart and soul, was named the PVL Open Conference MVP in the awarding ceremonies last night at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

The elusive highest conference individual award finally got into the hands of Pablo, who powered the Lady Warriors to a fourth consecutive championship apperance and hopefully extending their reign in the league.

A two-time Finals MVP, Pablo led all comers in scoring in the elimination round with 143 points on 128 spikes, 11 blocks and four service aces.

The former National University star Pablo, who also bagged the 1st Best Outside Spiker plum, wound up second in spiking department with 39.75 percent success rating and No. 9 in blocking with 0.42 average per set.

The other winners were BaliPure's Grethcel Soltones (2nd Best Outside Spiker), Pocari Sweat's Jeanette Panaga (1st Best Middle Blocker), BaliPure's Risa Sato (2nd Best Middle Blocker), Philippine Air Force's Iari Yongco (Best Opposite Spiker), Creamline's Jia Morado (Best Setter) and Pocari Sweat's Melissa Gohing (Best Libero).

Creamline closed in on a second straight bronze medal with a quick 25-16, 25-21, 25-19 win over  Air Force in the opener.
    
Pau Soriano and Rosemarie Vargas each scored 11 points while Cesca Racraquin had two service aces to finish with eight points and collected nine digs for the Cool Smashers.
    
Hoping to atone its painful semis loss to BaliPure, Creamline seeks to complete a two-game sweep with another victory on Wednesday.
    
Mary Ann Pantino led the way for the Lady Jet Spikers with seven points and nine excellent receptions while Yongco contributed six hits.
    
Meanwhile, Fauzi Ismail came through with 24 points while James Natividad and Madzlan Gampong each had 17 hits as Mega Builders forge Game 3 of their men's Finals duel with Cignal with a 18-25, 25-23, 26-24, 22-25, 15-13 win.
    
The Volley Bolt and the HD Spikers dispute the championship at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the San Juan arena.
    
Sako Capate, the newly-minted conference MVP, produced a sterling 23-point, 13-excellent reception, 4-dig outing but his efforts went for naught as Cignal fell short in its bid to close out the series.
    
Sta. Elena, behind Joven Camaganakan's 22-point, 23-excellent reception and 9-dig outing, also sent their bronze medal showdown with Air Force to a decider with a 27-25, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 16-14.
    
Other individual awardees were Capate's teammates Vince Mangulabnan (Best Setter) and Sandy Montero (Best Libero), Air Force's Edwin Tolentino (1st Best Outside Spiker), Sta. Elena's Isaah Arda (2nd Best Outside Spiker) and Berlin Paglinawan (Best Opposite Spiker),  Mega Builder's Kim Malabunga (1st Best Middle Blocker) and Francis Saura (2nd Best Middle Blocker).