PVL: Motolite rallies from 0-2 hole to beat BaliPure, keep semis bid alive

Mark Escarlote, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Jun 22 2019 04:43 PM | Updated as of Jun 22 2019 05:03 PM

Motolite kept its Final Four hopes alive with a five-set win over BaliPure. Josh Albeda, ABS-CBN Sports

Motolite needed some time to heat up to hurdle BaliPure, coming back from two sets down and a tight fifth set windup to show the Water Defenders the exit door, 23-25, 23-25, 25-14, 25-14, 15-12, in the Final Four race on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Imports Channon Thompson and Krystle Esdelle of Trinidad and Tobago connived in the closing stretch of the fifth set for Motolite’s third win in eight games at solo fourth spot.

Thompson scored 27 points off 22 attacks, three kill blocks and two aces to lead Motolite, which stayed alive in the race for the last two semis berth. Thompson added eight dis and 15 excellent receptions while Esdelle got 24 markers including 20 from kills for Motolite.

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