LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Bernadeth Pons proved that she’s still the queen of the sand when she powered Petron XCS to its third straight title in the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup late Saturday at the Capitol Beach Front. Playing without regular partner Sisi Rondina, Pons conspired with Dij Rodriguez […]
Michelle Morente and Fritz Gallenero will represent the Cargo Movers while Patty Orendain and Fiola Ceballos, who gave Rondina and Pons a tough time in the 2017 edition, will banner the Lifesavers.
Former National Collegiate Athletic Association Most Valuable Player Grethcel Soltones and Shola Alvarez will don the colors of PLDT Home Fibr A while veteran beach volley bidder Bang Pineda and Jinggay Bangad as well as Jackie Estoquia and Dhanylaine Demontano will suit up for Sta. Lucia Splendido.
“We had a hard time because all the opponents were very competitive,” said Pons, adding that they were at their best from start to finish despite very limited time to train due to their respective UAAP commitments.
“We just simply wanted to win. We wanted to beat all of our opponents and this is the result.”
A down the line attack by Rondina formally gave the Blaze Spikers their back-to-back beach volleyball title.
“We’re glad to survive another tough tourney,” said Rondina. “I want to say thank you to (Pons). At least our connection is still there.”