MANILA, Philippines — With their semifinal probabilities already out of their palms, PLDT import Elena Samoilenko and the Excessive Velocity Hitters goal to complete robust of their final elimination spherical sport in opposition to Chery Tiggo on Thursday within the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Bolstered Convention at Mall of Asia Area.
Regardless of enjoying with dimming Remaining 4 hopes, the Russian spiker is assured that the Excessive Velocity Hitters have what it takes to beat the semis-bound Crossovers at 2:30 p.m.
“We have to win, in fact. And we have to work. We’d like good focus, and we want good motivation. I feel we are able to win. If we put in good work, we win,” mentioned Samoilenko after tallying 27 factors, 11 digs, and 7 receptions of their 25-21, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21 victory over Cignal on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-4 spiker, who’s No.2 in scoring with 187 factors in seven video games, beloved how the Excessive Velocity Hitters confirmed their composure in opposition to the HD Spikers, proving they’ve probability at successful their final elimination task,
“It was actually sport within the first set and second set. We had good focus. However within the third set, we have been a little bit bit free. Perhaps we didn’t have good obtain and repair. However after that we (have been in a position to get better) and show that we are able to win,” Samoilenko mentioned.
PLDT, which suffered 4 straight losses after successful the opener, gained back-to-back video games to enhance to a 3-4 file, behind the joint-fourth placers F2 Logistics, Choco Mucho, and Cignal, who’re all sporting similar 3-3 playing cards.
Successful their last elimination sport in opposition to Chery Tiggo doesn’t assure something however PLDT coach George Pascua needs his wards to complete the spherical with none regrets.
“It’s a must-win as a result of we nonetheless have an opportunity to make it. We are going to carry on combating,” mentioned Pascua in Filipino. “I instructed them to complete robust as a result of we gained our first sport, A minimum of if we are going to get a win, it will likely be motivation for our staff.”
Regardless in the event that they make it or not, Samoilenko is simply grateful to play within the PVL.
“I like all of the gamers from our staff. I like all of the teaching employees. Actually good individuals,” she mentioned.
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