Philippine SuperLiga Grand Prix 2014

Congratulations to our Individual Awardees!

1st Best Outside Spiker: #6 STALZER, Lindsay (CIG)
2nd Best Outside Spiker: #2 BROWN, Emily (RCC)
1st Best Middle Blocker: #2 MARANO, Abigail (GEN)
2nd Best Middle Blocker: #16 SANTIAGO, Aleona Denise (PET)
Best Opposite Spiker: #20 KOROBKOVA, Natalia (GEN)
Best Setter: #9 ADACHI, Erica (PET)
Best Libero: #12 REYES, Jennylyn (PET)
Most Valuable Player: #2 BERGSMA, Alaina (PET)

RC Cola-PAF Finish at Third Place

“Yung panalo namin sa kanila mas importante kasi placing ito for third and fourth,” stated RC Cola-Air Force coach Rhovyl Verayo, who has since moved on from his team’s devastating defeat to Cignal HD in the second round. “Placing kung sino aakyat sa podium, yun ang laban namin ngayon,”

“Confident ako sa defense ni Caballejo,” Verayo said as he had to shuffle his rotation since his players were starting to feel the tedious schedule of the tournament. “Sunod-sunod yung laro, walang pahinga. Sinubukan ko si Judy, nag-click naman.” Click to read more…

Foton Cops Fifth After Out Playing Mane ‘n Tail

“Bumaba yung pace nung second and third set, medyo nalungkot yung mga bata,” said coach Vilet Ponce de Leon. “Nilabas ko yung malungkot, pinasok ko yung mga masasaya. Nag-work naman. Proud naman ako sa bench ko kasi they performed.”

Irina Tarasova had her best match in the tournament with a team high 33 points (26 attacks, three blocks, four service aces). Gervacio was the top local scorer with 13 markers, 12 of which came from attacks, while Elena Tarasova had 12.

“Sabi niya babawi siya,” coach Vilet replied when asked about the multitasking lawyer-to-be. “Ang dami niyang absent kasi nag-aaral siya. Tinanong ko siya, ‘On our last game, will you be there?’ Sabi niya, ‘Yes, boss, babawi ako.’ Nakaka-attend naman siya ng practices namin, so nai-prepare niya sarili niya for this match.” Click to read more…

Our last MyPhone Giveaway!

Congratulations to the winner of our MyPhone last November 30! We gave away a phone each game day at the Cuneta Astrodome. We hope you enjoyed this season as much as we did!

Cignal Pulls Rug on PLDT-Air Force, Claims Men’s Division Championship

The PSL All Filipino Conference runner up planted the seeds of a surprise when it narrowly won the first two sets. With the fight taken out of them, the Turbo Boosters surrendered an 8-3 lead in the third frame before Cignal went on an 11-7 tear to go ahead 22-18 as PLDT-PAF coach Jasper Jimenez called a timeout to try to delay the inevitable. Two Gilbert Ablan attacks later, he and his teammates were whooping it up in the middle of their court.

“Sweet revenge,” was how champion coach Michael Carino described the feeling. “Kailangan manalo against PLDT kasi kailangan patunayan na hindi pang-second lang. Yun yung motivation sa practice.” Click to read more…

Generika Enters the Finals Yet Again

A near mirror of the first semifinals fixture earlier, Generika edged past the Raiders in the first set before taking control of the second frame. Stephanie Mercado gave her squad the go-ahead point in the final frame with an open side attack, 23-22, before Natalia Korobkova closed it out with two of her 12 attack points.

“Hindi ko alam sa RC (Cola-PAF) kung bakit ganon ang game nila today. Good para sa amin,” was what coach Ramil de Jesus replied when asked what happened in the contest. “Yung pinaghirapan ng mga bata during training lumalabas naman. Nae-execute lang nila ang gusto nilang gawin as a team.” Click to read more…

Petron Cruises to Finals

After Petron cinched the first set with some resistance from its opponents, it took the next two with relative ease as breaks went the blueshirts’ way. This was exemplified when Maica Morada’s chance ball went unreceived to make it 20-14 for the Blaze Spikers in the third frame.

“Thanksgiving (in the USA) kaya binigay sa amin,” said Petron Blaze coach George Pascua in jest. “Ang nangyari nag-step up yung locals namin (and) na-execute yung gameplan namin.” Click to read more…

Men’s Individual Awardees

Congratulations to our Men’s Individual Awardees:
1st Best Outside Spiker:  #11 ABDILLA, Alnakran (PLD)
2nd Best Outside Spiker: #16 CAPATE, Lorenzo Jr. (CIG)
1st Best Middle Blocker:  #15 TORRES, Antonio (CPF)
2nd Best Middle Blocker:  #18 FUENTES, Reyson (CIG)
Best Opposite Spiker:  #7 ABLAN, Gilbert (CIG)
Best Setter:  #12 CARPIO, Alegro (CPF)
Best Libero:  #6 MONTERO, Sandy Domenik (CIG)
Most Valuable Player:  #16 CAPATE, Lorenzo Jr. (CIG)