Foton sweeps Generika-Ayala for third straight win
Foton's Jaja Santiago hammers an attack against the defense of Generika-Ayala's Katarina Pilepic of Croatia and Gen Casugod.
(FilOil Flying V Centre)
2:00 p.m. –- Foton vs Iriga
4:15 p.m. –- UST vs Cocolife
7:00 p.m. –- F2 Logistics vs Sta. Lucia
BACOLOD CITY –- Foton kept its unblemished record intact after making short work of Generika-Ayala, 25-22, 25-22, 25-16, Saturday in the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at the University of St. La Salle gym here.
The Tornadoes bagged their third win in as many outings while handing the Lifesavers their second straight defeat.
Serbian import Sara Klisura exploded with 18 points including 15 off attacks and three aces to lead Foton, which will tangle with Iriga City on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
“I'm not very happy with result. The team still needs to get better. We want to be in good condition by the quarterfinals,” said Foton’s Serbian mentor Moro Branislav.
The Tornadoes mentor added that he wants to see more from his team heading deeper in the elimination round to land on a good quarterfinals position.
“Right now, I'm thinking about our matches with Petron, F2 Logistics, and Sta. Lucia,” he said. “We need to be ready for them.”
Montenegrin Dragana Perunicic, Jaja Santiago and Maika Ortiz added eight markers each for the Tornadoes, who took advantage of Generika-Ayala’s suspect service reception to score nine aces.
After a tight contest in the first two sets, Foton heated up in the third to pull away 16-8 as the Lifesavers never recovered to drop to 1-3 slate.
Croatian import Katarina Pilepic was the only Generika-Ayala player in double figures with 17 points, 15 off kills.
Darlene Ramdin of Trinidad and Tobago was limited to only five points while national team member Gen Casugod and skipper Angeli Araneta combined for only eight points for the Lifesavers, who gave away 24 points off their errors.
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