“We had some troubles in the second set,” said Petron head coach Shaq Delos Santos. “It’s good that we were able to recover and finish strong.”
Delos Santos said nothing was going right in the second set.
After trailing by just two, 8-10, the vaunted floor defense of the Blaze Spikers conked out, allowing the HD Spikers to uncork 15 consecutive points to claim the second set, 25-8.
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“I’m satisfied, but there were still some lapses in the first and third sets,” said Pascua, who guided Petron to the 2014 Grand Prix and 2015 All-Filipino Conference title before leading Cignal to the 2016 Invitational Conference crown.
“Although we struggled in our reception, I’m glad that our key players are slowly adjusting. We have a veteran setter in Rubie (de Leon) so she already knew how to make the players work as one solid unit.”
Pascua noted that despite their lapses at the receiving end, the Lady Realtors still ruled the blocking department, 16-4, with Marisa Field of Canada registering five swats.