PSL: Foton reigns supreme in battle of top teams
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Foton emerged victorious in the all-important clash of the top two teams in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix, beating Petron, 22-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-14 on Thursday, November 24 at the Filoil Flying V Arena.
The predominantly blue crowd in the arena seemed to be a huge factor in Foton's rally to win the match, as they slowly gained momentum even after dropping the first set.
The imports of both squads also had a battle of their own in the scoring division. Lindsay Stalzer scored 25 markers for the winning team, while Stephanie Niemer had a game-high 27 for Petron.
Both teams have already clinched outright semis berth prior to the game, but remained determined to grab the coveted top spot coming into the semifinal stage.
Foton will face either RC Cola or Generika in the semis, while Petron will have to wait for the winner of the knockout game between F2 Logistics and Cignal.
Foton (9-1): Stalzer 25, Santiago 21, Usher 14, Santiago-Manabat 5, Ortiz 5
Petron (8-2): Niemer 27, Warner 11, Molina 5, Pontillas 3, Rosario 3, Masangkay 1. – Rappler.com