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Foton off to roaring start in PSL

Games Tomorrow
(Filoil Flying V Center)
3 p.m. – Sta. Lucia vs Cignal
5 p.m. – Cherrylume vs Cocolife
7 p.m. – Petron vs F2 Logistics

The top guns saw limited minutes, but it hardly mattered for Foton as it romped to a 25-21, 25-16, 25-17 win over newcomer Cherrylume at the start of the Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference last night at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Maika Ortiz checked in starting the second set while Jaja Santiago and EJ Laure followed shortly to power the Tornadoes to an auspicious start in the league bankrolled by Belo, Rebisco, Senoh, Mikasa, Asics, Mueller and Grand Sport.

Santiago nailed six kills, two aces and a block for a team-high nine points while new recruits Heather Guino-o and CJ Rosario chipped in six points apiece for Foton, which paraded a souped-up roster with eight new players.

Although the Tornadoes ruled the attack department, 25-17, things looked shaky in the first set as the surprisingly game Cherrylume squad made things a little bit interesting.

The Iron Lady Warriors even threatened the Tornadoes in the second set, 11-12, before Branislav decided to field Santiago and Laure to turn things around.