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Davison, Van Sickle downplay personal matchup

In the first conference of the 2024 Premier Volleyball League season, two standout players, Savannah Davison and Brooke Van Sickle, have etched their names in the storyline, creating a buzz of anticipation among fans.


The journey began in the 2023 PVL Second All-Filipino Conference when Fil-Canadian open spiker, Savannah Davison, donned the PLDT jersey and quickly emerged as one of the tournament's top scorers.


With finesse and power, Davison led the league in scoring after the preliminary round, amassing an impressive 202 points through 173 attacks, 22 blocks, and seven service aces.


Fast forward to the 2024 All-Filipino Conference, and the volleyball narrative took an intriguing turn as Petro Gazz secured the services of Fil-American hitter, Brooke Van Sickle.


The announcement added an extra layer of excitement to the upcoming clash against the High Speed Hitters on Saturday, promising fans a spectacle of skill and competition.


Van Sickle's reputation preceded her arrival, especially after her stellar performance in the PNVF Champions League, where she took the league by storm.


The University of Hawaii product not only led the Angels to the PNVF title but also clinched the MVP and 1st Best Outside Hitter individual awards, setting the stage for a compelling showdown.


Amidst the mounting anticipation for their first face-off in the PVL, Savannah Davison remains unfazed, expressing her team-first mentality.


Currently holding a 2-0 record and a share of the early leadership, Davison emphasized that the preparation for Petro Gazz would mirror that of previous opponents.


"It’s the same; you have to treat it the same. We can’t walk into a game saying this is gonna be any different, make it complex," remarked the PLDT gunner, underlining the team's unified approach.


As the spotlight intensifies, both teams brace for the clash, knowing the stakes are high. Brooke Van Sickle, fresh from a challenging five-setter loss to Choco Mucho, acknowledges the caliber of the opponent.


"I’m really excited. I know she’s a very good player, and I know that her team is very, very solid. It will be another intense match for sure," said Van Sickle.


However, echoing Davison's sentiments, Van Sickle emphasized the importance of focusing on their own improvement.


"But again, we just have to focus on our own side and do the best that we can to get better," she added, as Petro Gazz looks to rebound from a 1-1 standing.

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