Philippine SuperLiga Grand Prix 2015

Petron’s Coach Talks About What Went Wrong

“Ang naging problema namin, nadala sila ng emotions nila,” Pascua added. “Actually ang volleyball is more on psychological rather than physical. Natalo kami kasi naglaro sila based sa emotions not on their willingness to and desire to win.”

But more than the Xs and Os, there is something far more important which the Blaze Spikers completely forgot.

“Nakalimutan namin mag-enjoy sa game,” he said. “Kailangan talaga na mag-enjoy ka sa game kasi the more na nage-enjoy ka, mas nale-lessen yung pressure at tumataas ang adrenaline mo. At kapag energized ka, mas namo-motivate ang mga kasama mo.”

“Yan ang kailangan namin gawin sa Game 2. Enjoy lang. No pressure.”

Foton, One Game Closer To Winning Championship

“They were very tight in the first set. But they picked up their energy in the second and third sets which is very good for a young team like us,” said Foton coach Villet Ponce-de Leon, looking to lead her squad from being the fourth seed in the semifinals all the way to the crown.

“We were expecting them to fight back. So what we did was we hold on to our game. We know that if we lose it they will surely take advantage and eventually take the victory away from us.”

What To Expect In Game One Of The Finals

“They have the league’s most seasoned players,” said Ponce-de Leon, whose side closed its campaign in the preliminaries with flying colors after winning five of its last six games before surviving Philips Gold in a grueling five-set duel in the semis.
“Yes, we have the height but the finals is an entirely different story. Petron has been together for quite some time. They are already familiar with each other and are capable of overcoming a huge disadvantage. We have to be ready because this team performs best when the stakes are high.”

Who Do The PSL Coaches Think Will Win?

“Napakagandang laban nito,” said Verayo adding that this will go down as one of the most highly-anticipated and unpredictable title clashes in the history of Philippine volleyball.

“Pero I think Foton ang mas may advantage. Oo, mas cohesive at may experience ang Petron, pero wag natin kalimutan na may experience na din sa PSL yung Stalzer at mas malalaki ang mga blockers ng Foton. Kapag pumutok ang laro ng Stalzer at Jaja Santiago, medyo tagilid ang Petron dyan.”

PSL Stars to See Action In Thai Joust

The Philippine Superliga (PSL) was invited by the Volleyball Thailand League to compete in a high-level three-nation club tournament in Bangkok next year.

PSL president Ramon Suzara yesterday bared this development saying that the PSL was chosen to assemble a team that will compete against four club teams from Thailand and one from Vietnam in a prestigious week-long tourney tentatively set from March 22 to 28.

The project is still in the planning stage and the PSL has yet to formally decide whether to send its champion team or its selection of stars.

Meralco Grabs Fifth Place

“While our main objective is to win, we still hit our target because we gained tremendous experience which we can’t get from any other leagues,” said Fajardo, one of the vital cogs who will campaign for De La Salle University in the upcoming University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) wars.

“Personally I am very satisfied with our performance. Although we didn’t win the crown, we still got exposure that led to our maturity as a team. It was such a learning experience for all of us. After the PSL, I think we are now ready for the UAAP.”