Blaze Spikers crush Power Hitters for second straight win
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 06, 2019 08:45 PM
Petron's Sisi Rondina hammered an attack over Sasa Devanadera and Angel Cayuna of PLDT Home Fibr.
MALOLOS CITY --- Petron swept PLDT Home Fibr, 25-16, 29-27, 25-22, to cop its second straight victory in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Saturday at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center here.
Team captain Ces Molina finished with 12 points, while Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Sisi Rondina had 11 markers apiece for the Blaze Spikers, who improved their win-loss record to 4-1.
The back-to-back defending champion got ample support from Mika Reyes, who had nine points, while setter Rhea Dimaculangan dished out all of the team’s 20 excellent sets.
Grethcel Soltones made 14 points, all from spikes, for PLDT as the Power Hitters absorbed their third straight loss to drop to 2-4.
Meanwhile, Foton brushed off a sluggish opening set to pull off a 27-25, 25-15, 25-20 victory over Marinerang Pilipina.
Jaja Santiago, Elaine Kasilag and Maika Ortiz sparked the uprising, towing the Tornadoes to their third win in six games.
The 6-foot-5 Santiago stood tall, delivering eight attacks and four blocks while Kasilag chipped in eight hits, two aces and two blocks for the Tornadoes, who needed only 74 minutes to dominate the Lady Skippers.
Ortiz, a national team mainstay, was also impressive with 11 hits.
“It was a good win for us, we can start to build a momentum from this win,” said Foton coach Aaron Velez, whose team came off a four-set victory over PLDT a week ago.
“I’m really glad to see the team step up, especially after that opening set where we gained our composure, after that set we were able to relax. Had we lost that set, the outcome could have been different.”
Dindin Manabat and Marian Buitre tallied seven points apiece for the Tornadoes, who took advantage of their height to come up with 13 blocks against the Lady Skippers three.Judith Abil and Chiara Permentilla had 10 points for Marinerang Pilipina, which remained winless in five outings.