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Games on Nov. 3
(The Arena, San Juan City)
3 p.m. – F2 Logistics vs Cignal
5 p.m. – Foton vs Generika
7 p.m. – RC Cola vs Petron
Former champion Petron displayed its might anew as it trounced F2 Logistics, 25-17, 25-22, 25-19, yesterday in the 2016 Asics Philippine Superliga Grand Prix presented by PLDT Home Ultera at The Arena in San Juan City.
The Tri-Activ Spikers, boasting of the 2014 Grand Prix crown, leaned on power-serving American import Stephanie Niemer for their second straight victory in as many matches.
The 6-foot-2 Niemer, a wing spiker who played for the University of Cincinnati, unleashed 21 points built on 15 kills, four aces and two blocks as Petron dictated the game tempo all throughout despite F2 Logistics’ persistent attempts.
“Happy ako na yung performance ng players ko gumaganda, especially yung imports namin. Swerte kami sa import.
Magandang puhunan ito for our future games,” said Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos.
Captain Ces Molina also showcased her prowess by finishing with 12 points built on six spikes and six aces, while Aiza Pontillas chipped in nine points including two blocks.
The Tri-Activ Spikers waxed hot on the service area by firing 14 aces, while limiting the Cargo Movers’ hard-hitting spikers to single digits.
It also did not help that Ara Galang was still recuperating from injury, seeing little action as a substitute in the second and third sets.
F2 Logistics absorbed its second straight defeat with import Sydney Kemper scoring nine points, all coming from attacks, and Cha Cruz adding eight points.
Ongoing at presstime is the game pitting Generika and RC Cola-Philippine Army.