Games Today (The Arena, San Juan City)
4:15 p.m. – F2 Logistics vs PLDT
7:00 p.m. – Petron vs Cignal
Petron and F2 Logistics aim to book another finals duel when they clash with separate foes in Game 1 of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix best-of-three semifinal series today at The Arena in San Juan City.
The Blaze Spikers and Cignal spikers clash at 7 p.m. with the former aching to gain a big psychological advantage.
Also looking to move closer to the finals of this battle that is also bankrolled by Asics, Mueller, Mikasa, Senoh, Team Rebel Sports, Bizooku, UCPB Gen, Cocolife, Hotel Sogo and Data Project are the Cargo Movers, who will battle PLDT Home Fibr in the 4:15 appetizer.
All eyes will be on Petron, especially after sweeping the 14-game classification phase and crushing Sta. Lucia with an emphatic straight-set victory in the quarterfinals couple of weeks ago.
Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos said their success should not be credited to their imports in Stephanie Niemer and Katherine Bell alone as their local crew led by Mika Reyes, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Frances Molina, Denden Lazaro, Rhea Dimaculangan and Remy Palma had also stepped up in a bid to corner their second straight Grand Prix title.
“I’m very happy with them (Bell and Niemer). They have been very professional and can easily adjust anytime,” said Delos Santos, who is looking to become the second coach to sweep the entire tournament.
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