Petron, Cignal, PLDT dispose of foes in PSL
MANILA, Philippines – Petron remained unbeaten in the 2019 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference with a 22-25, 16-25, 25-16, 25-17, 15-12 comeback win over Foton at the Arena in San Juan on Tuesday, June 25.
Dropping the first two sets, the Blaze Spikers showed why they won the Grand Prix as they dragged the Blue Tornadoes to a deciding set before eventually pulling off their second win in as much games.
Ces Molina delivered 16 attacks, 4 aces, and 1 block for Petron, while Sisi Rondina, Remy Palma, and Mika Reyes also lent a hand in the victory.
"Matagal na kami magkakasama sa team and siguro alam na namin adjust-an 'yung mga ganitong situation at 'yun 'yung nakatulong sa amin," Molina said.
(We've been together in this team for a long time and we know how to adjust in these kinds of situation and that helped us in this win.)
Foton, meanwhile, absorbed its third loss in 4 games.
Also triumphant in the day were the Cignal HD Spikers and the PLDT Home Fibr Hitters, who both earned four-set wins against the Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors and the Marinerang Pilipinas Skippers, respectively.
Alohi Robins-Hardy, who was acquired from the United Volleyball Club, showed the way for the debuting Cignal as she had 12 points and 18 excellent sets in the 27-25, 25-22, 25-10, 25-21 victory over Sta. Lucia.
The win marked the return of Jovelyn Gonzaga, who recovered from an ACL injury, and the debut of May Luna for the HD Spikers.
Failing to sustain their momentum after clinching the opening set, the Lady Realtors fell to a 1-3 record.
"It's amazing. I love these girls. I love coach. I appreciate them – the coaching staff and the management for having me in the team. I'm excited for what we can do," Robins-Hardy said.
Meanwhile, PLDT booked their second straight win after dispatching Marinerang Pilipinas, 25-21, 25-20, 18-25, 25-14.
Gretchel Soltones scattered 19 attacks, 2 blocks, and 1 ace as the Hitters improved to 2-1 and kept the Skippers winless in 4 games. – Czarina Brozo/Rappler.com