There is a change in the order of matches on April 27 in order to accommodate the live telecast of the semifinal matches. The classification match #33 will be played after the semifinal matches 34 & 35. (Click here if you can’t view the schedule above.)
We simply enjoyed the game. Our confidence is now getting high and we’re now ready to capture the 5th place,” said Cignal coach Sammy Acaylar, adding that their performance might not be as impressive as initially projected, but they would gladly take it.
“I’m not hypocrite to say that I’m not depressed (with our finish). But I don’t take it negatively. I treat it as a blessing and move forward. We just have to forget the past, forget about our previous losses and take it as a challenge.”
Sta. Lucia’s three points in the second set came from an ace by Andrea Marzan, a successful challenge by head coach Babes Castillo and an attack from skipper Pam Lastimosa.
“I was surprised. I didn’t expect that huge rout in the second set,” said F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus, whose wards turned the second set into a virtual workout against the lowly, uninspired Lady Realtors.
“We didn’t have a service error in the second set and Sta. Lucia failed to pass the ball.”
C Cola-Army, owner of top overall pick, admitted that picking between Galang and Rosario is a “very beautiful problem” since both spikers are capable of becoming a vital piece in their bid to win their fourth PSL crown.
“Both of them are very good. They are the rising stars in this league,” said RC Cola-Army coach Kungfu Reyes. “But we haven’t sat down to discuss our draft choice. This is a very crucial decision. We have to do a lot of research and studying before coming up with a choice.”
PSL president Ramon Suzara said this year’s draft will go down as the dramatic and unpredictable selection process due to the implementation of a three-day trading period that could change the complexion and order of the draft.
“We don’t know who will end up with whom,” said Suzara, an executive council member of the FIVB who also holds an important position with the AVC.