Sabete PetroGazz’s Jonah Sabete tries to score off F2 Logistics’ Aby Maraño and Kim Fajardo during their PVL Open Conference quarterfinals match Tuesday night at the Filoil Flying V Centre. PVL photo

Angels on cloud nine

March 30, 2022 Theodore P. Jurado 198 views

JONAH Sabete reprised her role that keyed PetroGazz’s championship run in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference.

Delivering in matches that mattered most, Sabete was clutch when the Angels bundled out F2 Logistics in the Open Conference semifinals race with a 25-14, 22-25, 25-20, 25-19 win Tuesday night at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Sabete, who returned to PetroGazz after Sta. Lucia was disbanded late last year, hammered out 18 kills in the clincher that forged a duel with Cignal HD.

“Sobrang happy po kasi yung tiwala po ng coaches samin like sa bawat isa naman andiyan talaga,” said Sabete.

“Kapag once na ilalagay ka dapat talaga gumawa ka, yun yung pinagkukunan ko… yung tiwala ng mga coaches na binibigay sa amin. Kaya kailangan talaga mag work,” the Bulacan State University product added.

Coach Jerry Yee was very happy the way Sabete performed against the Cargo Movers, where she led the Angels’ late fourth set breakaway.

“Si Jonah yung ano ko e, siya yung glue guy ko,” said Yee, who returned to man the sidelines for PetroGazz this year. “Siya yung pang plug ko sa lahat ng kailangan ko. If kailangan ko ng blocking, kailangan ko ng receive, kailangan ko ng opensa.

No stranger to big-time games, Sabete was one of the vital cogs in winning the Angels’ lone PVL title three years ago where the 28-year old open spiker was solid during the playoffs.

As PetroGazz hopes to make a return trip to the Finals after finishing third in the Ilocos Norte bubble last year, Sabete is just happy to repay the unwavering trust that the club gave her.

Sabete vowed to work even harder as the Angels try to topple the HD Spikers, who are unbeaten in five matches this conference, in the best-of-three semis which starts tomorrow at the San Juan arena.

The other Final Four pairing pits sister teams Creamline and Choco Mucho.