Reportase.one – The voices of the Bandung BJB Tandamata players immediately screamed like that spikes from opposite Ceren Kapucu was unable to stop the Jakarta Pertamina Fastron (JPF) defense line.
This point led BJB to officially become the fourth team to win the Proliga title back–to–back after Surabaya Bank Jatim, Jakarta Popsivo, and Jakarta Electric PLN.
Yesterday (18/3) evening, Srikandi Kota Kembang successfully defeated JPF in a tight battle 3-2 (27-25, 25-22, 24-26, 20-25, 15-8) when they met at grand finals which took place at the Amongrogo Sports Hall, Jogjakarta.
The mental battle really took place in the final match this time. One after another numbers are often unavoidable.
A stifling result for JPF. Especially in the first set. The team from the capital actually started the match well by always winning and having the opportunity to lock in victory.
When he was leading 23-17 and had two points left to secure the points, he could be equalized 23-23, 25-25 until he turned 25-27.
Then, in the second set they lost 22-25. However, in the two sets after that it worked come back. Unfortunately, in the decisive set, JPF seemed to run out of fuel.
BJB Team Leader Tachyan Iskandar said, when the positions were equalized to 2-2, the team changed their playing strategy. Ceren and Madeline J. Guillen are ready to be executioners on both sides. Ceren is at opposite and Madeline at outside hitters.
”So, the round was changed. Both at the front. Opponent’s attention is divided,”he explained when interviewed after the game.
Madeline herself could not hide her happiness because back–to–back led BJB to win the championship. ”This is my second season and can win both. This is extraordinary,”said the Dominican Republic player.
JPF coach Eko Waluyo stated that in the fifth set, the players were tense. ”When I took two sets of losing control. An interrupt has been given, but it doesn’t work. Including flying hours as well, yes in the players,”he said.
In the match for third place, Gresik Petrokimia Pupuk Indonesia was able to heal the wound caused by failing to advance to the final. They managed to occupy third place after defeating Jakarta BIN with a score of 3-0 (27-25, 25-20, 25-18).
The victory, for Petro, was actually a drop in performance. Because, last season they managed to penetrate grand finals.
Coach Petro Ayub Hidayat explained that the decline in performance this season was inseparable from the illness of Julieta Lazcano, a pillar player from Argentina.