Petro Gazz Dominates PNVF Champions League with Stunning Sweep of Cignal
In a surprising turn of events, Petro Gazz emerged as the victor in the PNVF Champions League after a stunning 25-19, 27-25, 25-22 sweep of previously undefeated Cignal in the finale held at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Filipino-American sensation Brooke Van Sickle led the charge for Petro Gazz with 20 points and was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) plum. The team, under the guidance of Japanese head coach Koji Tsuzurabara, showcased their revamped roster and secured a well-deserved victory.
Jonah Sabete, named Second Best Open Hitter, contributed 18 points to the team’s success, while Remy Palma and Kecelyn Galdones added seven points each in the balanced attack.
Despite a tough battle throughout, the Angels’ escape act in the extended second set proved to be the turning point of the match. Even a late fightback from the HD Spikers could not stop Petro Gazz from clinching the championship.
In the bronze medal match, Chery Tiggo secured a podium finish after defeating St. Benilde in three sets, 25-20, 25-13, 25-13, signaling a new era for the team.
The entire tournament concluded with Petro Gazz’s surprising and impressive performance, cementing their status as the new champions of the PNVF Champions League.