PVL: Motolite firms up semis bid

Mark Escarlote, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Oct 12 2019 05:02 PM

Motolite boosted its chances of claiming a Final Four seat. Josh Albelda, ABS-CBN Sports

Motolite steamrolled its way to its second straight win and solidified its semifinals bid with a 25-16, 25-21, 25-19, drubbing of also-ran BaliPure on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

University of the Philippines standouts Tots Carlos and Isa Molde starred in Motolite’s ninth win in 14 games to tie BanKo at third to fourth behind semis-bound defending champion Creamline (12-0) and its victim in the previous game PetroGazz (9-3).

The victory not only gave Motolite a vital win in its drive to reserve a Final Four berth but it also eliminated a rival for the playoff spot. With three semis slot contending teams already notching nine wins, ChocoMucho (6-8) was formally knocked out of the race.

Read the entire recap on ABS-CBN Sports here.