With Pocari Sweat facing elimination, the former National U star came through with 20 attack points and two blocks while producing 12 digs to power the Lady Warriors to a tough 25-22, 16-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12 victory over the Hair Fairy Air Force Lady Jet Spikers last Sunday.
The win did not only force a do-or-die for the other finals berth but also keep the team’s hopes for a fourth straight cham-pionship in the Premier Volleyball League.
“We just kept the faith and showed teamwork,” said Pablo, whose effort also earned her Philips Gold-PVL Press Corps Player of the Week honors.
It was a huge bounce back win for Pocari after dropping a disappointing 20-25, 19-25, 20-25 setback in the opener of their best-of-three series late Saturday.
Pablo also led the Lady Warriors with 13 points and seven digs in Game One.
One of the leading con-tenders for the conference MVP honors, Pablo set the scoring pace in the elimi-nation round with 143 points on 128 spikes, 11 blocks and four service aces.
She also wound up second in spiking depart-ment with 39.75 percent success rating and No. 9 in blocking with 0.42 average per set.
Pablo bested the BaliPure’s Aiko Urdas and Creamline’s Rosemarie Vargas for the weekly honors although she would rather trade the award for another spot in the finals of the mid-season conference of the league organized by Sports Vision and backed by Mikasa and Asics.
Pocari and Air Force dispute the coveted slot at 4 p.m. tomorrow with Creamline and BaliPure, also tied at 1-1, clashing for the other seat at 6:30 p.m.
Both matches will be aired live on ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel 23 and via livestream on www.sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/pvl.
4 p.m. – Pocari vs Air Force
6:30 p.m. – Creamline vs BaliPure