March 17, 2023

Cotobato romps Air Force ahead of Iloilo clash

AMC-Cotabato rolled to its third straight win after a quick sweep of Philippine Air Force, 25-16, 25-21, 25-17, in the 2023 Spikers Turf Open Conference, Friday at Paco Arena.


Jau Umandal towered anew for the Cotabato Spikers with 14 points on 12 attacks, a block, and an ace he laced with 12 excellent receptions and four digs. 


New addition Steven Rotter and captain Jayvee Sumagaysay added eight points apiece while Wewe Medina, Madz Gampong, and Rex Intal all had seven each. 


"They're getting there. Okay na magkasundo na sa setter and attackers babawasan na lang talaga yung servicer error pero yung power hindi ko ipapaalis," said head coach Odjie Mamon. 


AMC rose to 8-1 and will face fellow semifinalist Iloilo on the last day of preliminaries on Sunday. 


Edwin Tolentino led the Airmen with 11 points on eight attacks, two blocks, and an ace, while Jhay-r Labrador supplied seven points. 


Air Force ended the conference at 2-8.