“It’s still a long way to go,” said F2 Logistics coach Arnold Laniog, who is subbing in for De La Salle University mentor Ramil de Jesus.
“We’re studying the stats and it was a very close match if not for their errors. But they are taller and stronger so we have to make some minor adjustments and find a way to neutralize Jaja (Santiago) and (Channon) Thompson at the attack zone.”
Laniog said for them to emerge victorious, they have to draw impressive performance from their local stars like Aby Marano, Ara Galang, Cha Cruz and Cherry Nunag.
“Foton is a very tall team,” he said. “Our locals should all step up and be aggressive so we can match the height and the length of Foton.”
Action and drama are expected to intensify as four teams figure in a heated race to the crown in the best-of-three semifinals of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix on Tuesday April 24 at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Reigning champion F2 Logistics clashes with Foton while Petron battles Cocolife […]
“Believe me, I like it better if Milanovic played. Cignal came into this match with a total different psychology,” said Branislav, whose wards found themselves in trouble after Daquis converted a powerful kill to put Cignal ahead, 26-25, in the closing moment of the third set.
Klisura responded with a strong kill to equalize the battle, 26-26, before watching setter Acy Masangkay fumble on her attack that set the stage for Alkuino’s heroic block.
Branislav said this kind of character makes him believe that they are ready against Petron, a powerful team that is looking to win its first Grand Prix crown after three straight years of bridesmaid finishes.