Eya said she was in the zone especially in the fifth set where the Lifesavers posted a quick 3-0 start only to fall prey to the Tornadoes red-hot offense.
“Honestly I was asking for the ball in the fifth set” said Eya who is playing her first conference in the PSL.
“The team went through a lot this conference. We want to give it back by coming up with impressive victories.”
Another interesting sidelight is the much-awaited battle between Aby Marano and her former teammates like Maica Morada, Mayette Zapanta, Ces Molina and Mina Aganon.
Marano, the former La Salle star who provided the defensive muscle in the middle for Petron before moving to F2 Logistics in the off-season, will be a tough nut to crack as she is expected to tandem with Ranya Musa and Lilet Mabbayad in thwarting the attacks of the Tri-Activ Spikers while Cha Cruz and Danika Gendrauli man the firing end.
“We know how passionate Aby is. Talagang binibigay nya ang lahat sa bawat laro,” Pascua said. “So it will be interesting to see how she will perform against us. Pagbibigyan ba nya kami o all-out pa din and performance nya? Let’s see.”
Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos doesn’t want to be complacent.
“We can’t afford to be complacent because we’re already in the knockout stage. We have to prepare well against Marinerang Pilipina,” said Delos Santos, who guided Petron to back-to-back All-Filipino crowns.
“Being on top is a huge opportunity. So we have to take care of it by keeping our focus and not letting any distraction get into the way.”
“Well, Petron is always ready to bounce back so we have to be ready any time or any situation we’re facing them,” said F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus, adding that it’s time for them to give everything they have.
“This is a championship game. We have to give ourselves in this battle. We have nobody to bank on but ourselves.”
This is the fourth consecutive finals battle between F2 Logistics and Petron, who are arguably two of the best club leagues in the country.