Stephanie Niemer fired 30 attacks and six aces for 37 points, a production that nearly overshadowed the league’s conference-high 39 points in their first match against the Tornadoes last month.
Her support crew also stepped up with Aiza Maizo-Pontillas delivering 15 points while Serena Warner and Frances Molina finished with 12 points apiece for the Tri-Activ Spikers who gained a chance to redeem themselves after losing to the Tornadoes in the finals last year.
“I’m happy for my team that they finished strong for us to enter in the finals,” said the Serbian coach, who is looking to steer the Tornadoes back to the AVC Asian Women’s Club Championship that would be held in Kazakhstan next year.
“We know RC Cola-Army is such a strong team with a lot of experience,” said the Serbian mentor who is looking to steer the Tornadoes back to the Asian tourney set in Kazakhstan in April of next year.
“We have to be at our best. This is the real battle and we can’t afford to lose this one. This is a game where we have to show our championship form.”
The Cargo Movers will face second seed Petron while RC Cola-Army will tackle top seed Foton in the next round following a convincing victory over Generika early in the day.
Semifinal matches are set this Saturday at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation in Legazpi City.