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PVL: ‘Enjoying the game’ helps PLDT end slump, says Mika Reyes


PLDT High Speed Hitters' Mika Reyes. PVL

PLDT Excessive Velocity Hitters’ Mika Reyes. -PVL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Regardless of struggling strings of irritating losses for PLDT, Mika Reyes and the Excessive Velocity Hitters got here into the essential recreation in opposition to Petro Gazz with a relaxed mindset.

And easily simply having fun with the recreation helped them lastly end their woes and keep in semifinal rivalry in the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Strengthened Convention.

Coming off a four-game skid, capped by a denied appeal on their controversial loss to Petro Gazz final Saturday, Reyes conspired with Russian spiker Elena Samoilenko to lead PLDT’s  25-11, 25-21, 25-19 victory over Akari on Thursday at Good Araneta Coliseum.

The Excessive Velocity Hitters coach George Pascua determined to maneuver on, which her gamers adopted as Reyes believes that having fun with the recreation was key to their second win.

“It’s actually vital to take pleasure in the recreation. It’s simpler to play if you end up having fun with it. Though we dedicated errors, coach stored on reminding us to make up for our lapses,” mentioned the star center blocker in Filipino after scoring 15 factors from 10 kills, three aces, and two blocks.

Reyes additionally mentioned they have been unfazed by the Prisilla Rivera-led Akari, permitting them to maneuver higher.

“We weren’t afraid to commit errors. As a result of in the previous few video games, we have been afraid to commit errors that’s why we moved tight. However I believe these losses have been sufficient for us to be taught from our previous errors,” mentioned the former La Salle star.

After ending its hunch, PLDT improved to a 2-4 document however it’s nonetheless in a must-win scenario of their final two video games in opposition to Cignal and Chery Tiggo subsequent week.

Reyes and Excessive Velocity Hitters will simply carry on having fun with their final two video games as they attempt to hold their semifinal possibilities alive.

“We’ll take it one recreation at a time first and naturally, we have to keep prepared for our subsequent recreation as a result of Cignal is enjoying nicely so we actually have to arrange,” Reyes mentioned.

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