I don't think it's gonna be quite as easy in Game 2 -- Stalzer

It's not gonna be quite as easy in Game 2 -- Stalzer
American import Lindsay Stalzer braces for a tough battle in Game 2 as Petron tries to close out the 2017 PSL Grand Prix Finals series against F2 Logistics.

Game Thursday:

(FilOil Flying V Centre)

7:00 p.m. –-- F2 Logistics vs Petron

 

Explosive hitter Lindsay Stalzer had her way in the 2017 Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Finals series opener Tuesday night.

The American import poured in 20 points in Petron’s shocking cakewalk win over the top seed F2 Logistics.

But the reinforcement, who is looking to collect her third straight Grand Prix crown, sees a different ball game on Thursday.

Far different from their 25-14, 25-21, 25-16, drubbing of an out of sync Cargo Movers side.

“I don't think it's gonna be quite as easy in Game 2,” said Stalzer, who brought Foton to the Grand Prix throne twice in a row before transferring to the Blaze Spikers.  

The 33-year-old open spiker, who is in her fourth straight appearance in the league after serving under Cignal in 2014 and Foton (2015-16), had an awesome night in Game 1 as she tallied 15 spikes, three kill blocks and a couple of service aces while adding three excellent receptions on the defensive end.

Her partner, compatriot Hillary Hurley also scored 20 points while the locals led by Remy Palma, Mika Reyes and skipper Ces Molina chipped in significant numbers to help Petron exact revenge on the only team that defeated them in the preliminary round.

Game 2 is slated at 7:00 p.m. at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

While the Blaze Spikers are looking to annex its second Grand Prix title since winning it all back in 2014, F2 Logistics, led by the core of UAAP back-to-back champions De La Salle University, will try to force a series decider on Saturday at the MOA Arena.     

“They're gonna go and think of everything they can do to stop us,” said Stalzer, who is on the brink of extending her reign as the winningest reinforcement in league history. “We'll try to anticipate and just prepare as well.”

A win will also give Petron its fourth title after ruling the 2014 Grand Prix, the 2015 and 2017 All-Filipino Conference. 

 

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