YOGYAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Jakarta Elektrik PLN women's team retains the title of Proliga Volleyball Competition for the third time in a row after defeating Jakarta Pertamina Energi 3-2 (25-20, 24-26, 25-22, 18-25 and 15-11) at the grand final in Among Rogo Sports Stadium Yogyakarta, Sunday (4/23/2017).
"To win the last game is very difficult, especially since we want to defend the title for the third time in a row," said Jakarta Elektrik PLN Coach Tien Mei after the grand final match, as quoted from Antara.
The match lasted fiercely from the start of the first set to the fourth set. Both teams shared the same number so the match must proceed with the fifth set for the determination.
Tien Mei said to achieve victory in the fifth set is not only determined by the player's technical ability factor but is strongly influenced by mental factors.
"The team having good mentality will emerge as the winner," Tien said. "We see that Jakarta Pertamina Energi team has lost their mentality when they make many mistakes," Tien said.
At the start of the fifth set, the two teams shared the numbers up to 4-4, but the Jakarta Pertamina Energi team made many mistakes by their own making it at least eight consecutive numbers to Jakarta Elektrik PLN.
The addition of a lot of number continued Libero Jakarta Elektrik PLN Berlian Marsheilla, increasingly whipped up the spirit and determination of all players to achieve victory.
"At first, the condition of our team is very difficult. There are three players who are not in good shape because of illness or injury, but all are determined to win," she said.
Meanwhile, Jakarta Pertamina Energi Coach Risco Herlambang said this year's final is a repeat of the previous year's final with the same result that is victory of Jakarta Elektrik PLN.
"We congratulate Jakarta Elektrik PLN which appears as the winner. Determinant of the final match is in the fifth set," he said. (*)