“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.
After an oozing debut, RC Cola-Air Force gets its first serious test when it confronts reigning champion Petron in what could be another heart-stopping, nail-biting battle in the 2015 Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix women’s volleyball tournament Tuesday Oct 20 at The Arena in San Juan.
Opening serve is at 4:15 pm while Philips Gold guns for another victory when it clashes with winless Meralco at 6:15 pm.
“The preparation of every team is very intense. Everybody wants to gain advantage,” PSL chairman Philip Ella Juico said. “We are looking forward to a lot of long rallies, five-set matches and another successful staging of this tournament.”
An explosive double-header will be featured on the opening day with F2 Logistics and Generika clashing at 12:30 pm while the protagonists in last year’s finals, Foton and Petron, renew their rivalry in the main game at 3 pm.