The Black Mamba-Army Lady Troopers concluded their 2021 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference campaign with a four-set victory over Cignal HD Spikers on Saturday at the PCV Socio-Civic and Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.

/ 8 August 2021

Jovelyn Gonzaga led the Lady Troopers to a 25-14, 17-25, 25-18, 25-19 victory over his former team, tallying 14 points and 19 digs.

Royse Tubino scored 11 points, and veteran Ging Balse-Pabayo blocked four shots for a total of nine points.

Army finished their PVL bubble stint in sixth place with a 4-5 win-loss record.

“We finished on a high note so we have a graceful exit kahit papaano. Siyempre wala namang gusto na dito kami matapos lahat kami nag-aaim na pumasok sa Final Four kaya lang hanggang dito lang muna dahil din sa sitwasyon,” said Black Mamba-Army head coach KungFu Reyes.

“At least nakapagperform kami at the highest level na gusto namin makita sa mga players. Thankful pa rin kami sa sakripisyo ng mga titas of volleyball,” he added.

Rachel Daquis led the HD Spikers with 13 points on the other end of the court with Rose Doria and Janine Marciano scoring 10 and eight points, respectively.

Cignal suffered its seventh straight loss in the conference and bowed out of contention finishing dead last with a 1-8 record.