(The Arena, San Juan)
4 p.m. – Generika vs Foton
6 p.m. – Amy’s Kitchen vs F2 Logistics
Generika and F2 Logistics seek to follow up their respective hot start when they collide with separate rivals today in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at The Arena in San Juan.
The Lifesavers battle the Foton Tornadoes in the 4 p.m. curtain raiser, while the Cargo Movers meet the Amy’s Kitchen Spikers at 6 p.m. as both teams hope to preserve their respective early lead in the conference.
Generika is expected to bank on a tough four-set victory over Standard Insurance Navy two days back where Chloe Cortez and Shaya Adorador shone with combined 31 points, and Gen Casugod and Wensh Tiu chipped in 13 and 11 points.
But the Lifesavers hope to minimize their errors this time after committing 41 in their first game that almost put them on the brink of defeat.
Foton, for its part, aims to regain its composure following a first-game loss to Petron last weekend, as it boasts anew of veteran players Maika Ortiz and Rhea Dimaculangan, as well as rising stars EJ Laure, Cherry Rondina and Angeli Araneta.
The Tornadoes is also set to rely on towering Jaja Santiago at the net.
Generika announced its return with a bang as it smothered Standard Insurance-Navy, 28-26, 26-28, 25-20, 25-19.
Featuring a medley of collegiate stars, the Lifesavers pounced hard on the Corvettes in the third and fourth sets en route to their first win in this prestigious club tourney bankrolled by Asics, Grand Sports, Mikasa, Mueller and Senoh with TV5 as official broadcaster.
Cortez was a solid force at the net, delivering 11 kills and five blocks for a game-high 17 points while Casugod, Tiu and Meneses chipped in 13, 11 and 10 hits, respectively, to underscore Generika’s well-oiled offensive attack.
Meanwhile, F2 Logistics will continue to flash its deadly form with a powerhouse cast of former La Salle standouts in Aby Maraño, Ara Galang, Paneng Mercado, Mika Reyes and Kim Fajardo.
Still in cloud nine from their hard-earned five-set win over Cignal last week, the Cargo Movers is set to keep their momentum going against a young team hungry to make an impact in the league.
“We have to play them with extreme caution because they are capable of pulling an upset. This is a tough and balanced field. We have to be at our best in every game,” said F2 Logistics Coach Ramil De Jesus.