PVL: BanKo Perlas starts campaign with thrilling win over Creamline

Mark Escarlote, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at May 12 2018 07:12 PM | Updated as of May 12 2018 07:43 PM

BanKo Perlas outlasted crowd favorite Creamline in a five-set thriller, 22-25, 25-16, 25-23, 17-25, 15-11, Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the People’s Gym in Tuguegarao. 

Despite the darkness caused by three power interruptions during the match inside the packed venue, the Spikers shined bright and glittered in the closing stretch of the fifth set to open their campaign on a high note while exposing the weakness of a star-studded Cool Smashers squad.

Reinforcement Kia Bright showed the way as the American smashed back-to-back hits in the deciding frame to hand Creamline its first loss in two outings.

Bright tied the frame at 11 in the fifth set that sparked the closing rally of BanKo Perlas, which will take on defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force on Sunday on the same venue.

Read the entire recap on ABS-CBN Sports here.