Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

Akari Fees’ Dindin Santiago Manabat. – PVL

MANILA, Philippines–Akari earned its finest begin for the reason that crew joined the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) after the Chargers survived a younger Farm Recent squad, 21-25, 26-24, 25-15, 25-21, on Thursday at Ynares Heart in Antipolo Metropolis with Dindin Santiago-Manabat carrying the offensive duties as soon as once more.

The Charger’s third win in 4 video games additionally gave them their first consecutive wins behind Manabat’s 22 factors on 19 assaults and three aces, pushing the new-look Akari’s purpose of reaching the semifinals for the primary time.

“It’s all the time good to win, regardless of how. However I’m very pleased with my crew. Even once they lose, I’m pleased with them as a result of I do know they struggle,” coach Jorge Souza de Brito informed reporters. “However I don’t suppose that places the highlight on my crew, they’ve to grasp how a lot working arduous [matters]. That’s the purpose right here.”

“We carry on working regardless of if we play 5 units. I’m actually assured in these guys and I do know it’s solely the start.”

Former Ateneo standout Religion Nisperos and former La Salle center blocker Fifi Sharma helped the Chargers with 15 and 14 factors, respectively, with each having 14 kills. Nisperos additionally had six wonderful receptions.

Erika Raagas added 13 factors together with 4 blocks to maintain the Foxies winless in 4 video games.

“We need to get that podium end this season. Everyone seems to be tremendous motivated, tremendous hungry to win and now that we’ve got the those who we want, the issues that we’re missing up to now few seasons, we’re greater than able to struggle for that podium end,” Raagas stated. “We didn’t come right here to lose.”

Akari was coming off a four-set victory over Chery Tiggo, 25-20, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20, on Tuesday to bounce again from a earlier loss.

Trisha Tubu paced Farm Recent with 24 factors on 18 kills whereas Kate Santiago added 15 on 13 assaults within the shedding stand.

Akari’s first-ever back-to-back wins for the reason that crew’s conception is in keeping with De Brito’s long-term plans for the crew.

“We now have a plan, even from the primary season: Deal with the blokes we obtained within the first [conference], we’ve got to develop some, carry one other [set of] good guys and carry on creating them. The blokes have quite a bit nonetheless to develop so for our crew, it’s okay. We carry on rising however persistently we aren’t superior but,” he stated.

“Nevertheless it’s on the plan to get the goal. Even when I inform you right here, ‘We’re going to remain within the high 4, we’ve got to struggle each single day for that. We’re on the best way,” De Brito went on.

“I feel it’s good for confidence actually. Trigger the previous few seasons after we stepped on the courtroom, it was 50-50. The physique is robust, nevertheless it looks like we’re nonetheless missing one thing that point,” Raagas stated.

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“Even when we actually need to win, bodily we couldn’t simply but, so that is actually ethical increase for the crew trigger [before] when our opponents consider Akari, ‘Oh it’s simply Akari,’ [but] now, ‘Oh, its Akari,’ she went on.

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