Marian Buitre (11) and KC Galdones (12) of Petro Gazz try to stop the thundering spike attempt of Jessa Dorog of Farm Fresh during their PVL Invitational Conference encounter at the PhilSports Arena on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of The Manila Times)

Petro Gazz displayed resilience as they fended off a determined Farm Fresh squad, clinching a 25-21, 31-29, 25-17 victory in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Invitational Conference at the PhilSports Arena on Tuesday, July 11.

Grethcel Soltones spearheaded the Angels’ charge with an impressive 16-point performance, leading them to their second consecutive win in pool B with a 2-1 win-loss record.

Soltones showcased her skills not only in scoring but also in defense, contributing nine excellent digs. Aiza Maizo-Pontillas provided strong support with 15 points.

“We struggled with our timing. We were too eager to score right away. We had a strong desire to make a statement and win immediately,” expressed Petro Gazz head coach Oliver Almadro.

“I emphasized to them that patience and composure would be key in securing the victory.”

Cienne Cruz contributed 10 excellent digs and 19 receptions, while Djanel Cheng delivered 10 excellent sets for the Angels.

Petro Gazz aims to extend their winning streak to three as they go up against F2 Logistics on Thursday, July 13.

On the other hand, Gayle Pascual led the charge for the Foxies with 11 points and seven digs, providing a tough challenge for the Angels, especially in the tightly contested second set.

Cloanne Mondonedo showcased her skills with eight excellent sets, while Kate Santiago contributed seven points and 12 excellent receptions.

With this loss, the Foxies remain at the bottom of pool B with a 0-3 record. They will seek their first win when they face the Cignal HD Spikers on Saturday, July 15.