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Global Remit sweeps MRT-Negros, reaches PNVF Champions League semis

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Global Remit completed the PNVF Champions League men’s tournament semifinals cast with a 25-21, 25-19, 25-23 win over MRT-Negros on Wednesday at the Aquamarine Sports Complex in Lipa, Batangas.

Joeven Dela Vega tallied with 12 points, on 10 attacks and two blocks, Josh Villanueva and Alex Disquitado chipped in 11 and nine, respectively, as Global Remit finished at second place in Pool B with 2-1 win-loss slate.

Ish Polvorosa tossed 18 excellent sets laced with two points and three excellent digs for Global Remit, which will face Go-For-Gold in the semifinals round on Friday afternoon.

The Global Remit showed its determination in the first two sets with quick starts en route to dominant set wins. They were, however, pushed to the limit by the MRT-Negros in the third set.

Global Remit were comfortably ahead 23-15 in the third period but MRT-Negros came up with a huge rally behind Jet Nonoy and Jian Salarzon to trim the deficit to 23-24 but Dela Vega made the game-winning hit for Global Remit.

“Thankful kami, hanggang sa huli kumapit pa kami meron pa kaming pagasa sa semis,” said Global Remit head coach Egay Rusit. “Ang tagal naming nabuo (ang team) halos three days lang yata kami nakapagbola.”

“Ang hirap bago namin nagawa ito kasi alam nga natin pandemic. Buti nakuha namin yung game, habang tumatagal yung game namin nakukuha namin nang maayos kumbaga ngayon lang kami nabubuo,” he added.

Jian Salarzon finished with double-double 12 points and 11 excellent receptions, while Jet Nonoy chipped in 10 markers for the MRT-Negros, which were relegated to the classification round with the loss.