by Kristel Satumbaga
Games Today (Ynares Center, Antipolo)
4:15 p.m. – Petron vs Sta. Lucia
7 p.m. – F2 Logistics vs Marinerang Pilipina
F2 Logistics tries to keep its unbeaten record when it takes on Marinerang Pilipina today in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.
The Cargo Movers gun for their 11th straight victory in their 7 p.m. confrontation against the Lady Skippers, who are still winless in 10 games.
Defending champion Petron, likewise, aims to stretch its winning run to eight games when it tangles with Sta. Lucia in the 4:15 p.m. opener.
The Blaze Spikers trail behind the Cargo Movers with a 9-1 mark that include a recent 25-19, 25-15, 25-9 win over PLDT Home Fibr Hitters while the Lady Realtors are near the bottom with a 2-10 card.
Eyes, however, will be on F2 which boasts of Fil-American Kalei Mau, Aby Maraño, Majoy Baron and Dawn Macandili.
But F2 coach Ramil De Jesus reminds his stalwarts not to be complacent following a scary 25-19, 25-27, 25-22, 18-25, 15-13 win over Generika-Ayala three days ago.
“Our game against Generika-Ayala should serve as a big lesson for the team,” said F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus. “You just can’t go to the venue and play the game. You also have to be prepared and respect your opponent.”
Marinera, meanwhile, will be without injured spiker Chiara Permentilla, but the crew of Ivy Remulla, Caitlyn Viray, Rhea Ramirez, Dimdim Pacres, Cesca Racraquin and Judith Abil are expected to step up to claim their first ever victory in this league that also has ESPN5 and Kapatid TV5 as broadcast partners.