Foton, Cignal escape with five-set wins
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 03, 2018 11:05 PM
Cignal notched its first win after outlasting Cocolife in five sets.
Cignal came back from two points down in the fifth set and saved two match points before escaping by the skin of its teeth against Cocolife, 20-25, 25-13, 25-14, 24-26, 17-15, Saturday night in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
The HD Spikers erased a 10-12 deficit in the deciding frame with three straight points to take the lead. The Asset Managers answered with two points in a row capped by an off speed hit by Kalei Mau that pushed Cocolife at match point.
Gyra Barroga was called for an infraction after stepping on the line while serving before Mau put the Asset Managers back on top, 15-14.
Roselyn Doria answered with a quick attack before Rachel Anne Daquis scored on an off speed that gave Cignal the match point advantage.
Justine Tiu sent her attack long in the next play as the HD Spikers escaped with their first win in two games. Cocolife dropped to 0-2 slate.
In the other game, Foton outlasted Generika-Ayala, 20-25, 25-21, 25-14, 19-25, 15-5, to kick off its campaign.
Mina Aganon finished with 20 points, while Maika Ortiz added 12 as the Tornadoes hold a 1-0 win-loss record, tying Smart, Petron and F2 Logistics.
Foton played without towering Santiago sisters Dindin and Jaja, who are now playing in the Japan women’s V. Premier League.
The Tornadoes capitalized on Generika-Ayala’s seven errors in the fifth set, and a total of 42 miscues in the two-hour, 12-minute match.
Fiolla Ceballos led the way for Generika-Ayala with 21 points, while Patty Orendain gad 14 and team captain Angeli Araneta made 14.
Meanwhile in the PSL Collegiate Grand Slam, University of Santo Tomas gave Colegio San Agustin-Biñan a rude welcome, dealing the league newcomer a straight-set loss, 25-12, 25-13, 25-10.
Tots Carlos led University of the Philippines to deny University of the East, 22-25, 25-16, 25-22, 31-29.