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PVL: Soltones likely out for Game 2 but Petro Gazz vows to keep on fighting


Grethcel Soltones injures her knee in Game 1 of the PVL Finals. PVL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Grethcel Soltones is uncertain for the rest of the Premier Volleyball League Open Convention Finals after hurting her proper knee within the fourth set of Petro Gazz’s loss to Creamline on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Enviornment.

Petro Gazz head coach Jerry Yee mentioned Soltones is unlikely to return in Game 2 on Friday at Ynares Sports activities Heart in Antipolo as she’s going to bear an MRI on Thursday morning to check her proper knee.

Soltones had 12 factors earlier than she requested her coaches to sub her out after hurting her knee from a dig try late within the fourth set. Myla Pablo additionally suffered from cramps within the third set and Nicole Tiamzon additionally harm her ankle but she performed within the final two units as an alternative for Soltones.

“Myla suffered from cramps. Nicole tweaked her ankle. Grethc, we will schedule her MRI tomorrow morning. It looks bad,” mentioned Yee after their 16-25, 25-23, 12-25, 30-32 loss to Creamline.

“Yeah [she is doubtful for the next game] because we only have one day rest and preparation, the following day is our next game. I don’t know,” he added.

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Petro Gazz’s Jonah Sabete. PVL PHOTO

Yee is hoping for the following man up mentality from his bench, led by Jonah Sabete, after Soltones’ setback as they combat to keep their championship hopes alive in Game 2.

“Similar role. We have Jonah. I hope she will step up even she was jittery earlier. We have a deep bench  to replace our first stringers. We have tomorrow to train a little and review a little. We will keep on fighting,” he mentioned.

With their backs towards the wall, the Petro Gazz coach is sticking to the positives of their gallant stand within the fourth set led by Sabete and MJ Phillips.

“I’m still positive about our chances. Even we’re a depleted team earlier, at least for us we matched Creamline’s level. We got the right match ups. But the next game will be a different story and we’ll have a different line up. Man down so someone has to step up,” Yee mentioned.

“If you will see, Creamline is a tough team to beat so we are happy somehow that we narrowed down the things that we needed to. We showed some heart.”

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