Tinkering with their plays, Foton made short work of Amy’s, 25-14, 25-7, 25-18, yesterday in the 2016 Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference women’s volleyball tournament at the Cuneta Astrodome.
Six-foot-four Jaja Santiago stood tall as the Tornadoes coasted to their second straight win in this prestigious inter-club tournament bankrolled by KLab Cyscorpions, Asics, Grand Sports, Mikasa, Mueller and Senoh with TV5 as official broadcast partner.
The Tornadoes are now in second spot with a 2-1 win-loss record while RC Cola-Amy, F2 Logistics and Petron remain on top of the team standing with 2-0 cards.
The Tri-Activ Spikers, however, can claim the solo leadership if they emerge victorious over Cignal in the second game still being played at press time.
Santiago played in the open and middle positions but still remained brilliant, finishing with 12 kills and three blocks for 15 points for Foton coach Villet Ponce-de Leon, who continues to experiment with her lineup in preparation for the AVC Asian Women’s Club Championship in Manila from Sept. 3 to 11.
“We have to see all possibilities,” said de Leon, who steered Foton to a Cinderella run to clinch the Grand Prix crown last year. “The girls showed how well they can adapt to the changes that we’re giving. Even if that’s not their natural position, they still showed great composure.”