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Lady Troopers eye 5th straight win

Games Today
(FilOil Flying V Center)
2 pm – Amy’s vs Petron
4 pm – Foton vs RC Cola-Army
6 pm – Cignal vs Generika

Surging RC Cola-Army guns for the solo lead when it battles dangerous Foton in an explosive triple-header weekend schedule of the 2016 Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference women’s volleyball tournament today at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan.

The Lady Troopers shoot for their fifth straight win at 4 p.m. following the 2 pm encounter between Petron and Amy’s in this prestigious inter-club tourney sponsored by KLab Cyscorpions, Asics, Mikasa, Mueller and Senoh with TV5 as official broadcaster.

Cignal, meanwhile, tries to stop its bleeding when it faces Generika in the nightcap at 6 p.m.

Tipped as team-to-beat for parading the core of NCAA champion College of Saint Benilde with veterans Michelle Laborte and Cherry Vivas at the helm, the HD Spikers sputtered in the early stretch of this tourney and joined a young Amy’s squad at the basement with a 0-4 win-loss mark.

F2 Logistics, powered by UAAP champion La Salle, remains on top of the heap with 4-0, but its hold of the lead is being threatened by the Lady Troopers, who are crushing their foes with their rock-solid blocking and relentless attacks.

Their latest victim – reigning champion Petron – only managed to stand a fight in the first two sets before completely melting in the third to surrender a 22-25, 23-25, 11-25 setback.

RC Cola-Army coach Kungfu Reyes, however, played down theirhot performance, saying their hot start was mere stroke of luck.

“It just so happened that we’re always at the right place and at the right time. We’re just lucky,” said Reyes, whose wards have smothered their previous foes in Amy’s, Cignal, Standard Insurance-Navy and Petron all via straight sets.

“All teams are strong. All teams are talented. I think we’re winning because we’re slowly reaching our peak condition.”

But it won’t be a walk in the park for the Lady Troopers as the Tornadoes are also hungry for a win to redeem themselves from a heart-shattering 11-25, 23-25, 14-25 loss to the Cargo Movers last July 3.