Generika-Ayala scored a major upset when it defeated F2 Logistics, 19-25, 25-22, 25-16, 28-26, to notch its first win in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference yesterday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
Patty Orendain spearheaded the attack for the Lifesavers, who turned a 21-24 disadvantage in the fourth set into a shocking win in this prestigious women’s club tourney bankrolled by Isuzu, Sogo, Asics, Mikasa, Mueller, UCPB Gen and Bizooku with Genius Sports as technical provider.
Also posting a massive victory was Foton, which crushed Smart, 26-24, 25-15, 25-19, in the second match of this battle that has ESPN5, Aksyon TV and Hyper HD as broadcast partners.
Mina Aganon and Maika Ortiz conspired for 24 points for the Tornadoes, who join Petron on top of the team standings with a 4-0 win-loss card despite the absence of Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat.
Orendain tallied 18 points and 10 receptions while skipper Angeli Araneta added 15 markers to hand Generika-Ayala its first win in four matches.
“Our hard work really paid off,” said Generika-Ayala head coach Sherwin Meneses, who drew impressive performance from Mika Lopez, Fiola Ceballos and Marivic Meneses.
“After three losses, we still kept going. I told the team to just be patient and continue working hard.”
He said he kept on telling his wards that they are capable of making a strong run if they will keep on working hard.
“We know that we will have our time so we didn’t give up,” he said, adding that their strong services threw the Cargo Movers off their comfort zone.
“We’re happy that we stuck to our game plan.”
Michelle Morente delivered 14 points while Cha Cruz-Behag had 11 markers and Aby Marano, Ara Galang and Majoy Baron each had 10 markers for the Cargo Movers.