F2 Logistics 6-0
Sta. Lucia 1-5
Marinerang Pilipina 0-4
MALOLOS CITY — After a southern roadtrip, the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference heads north as Petron tests the mettle of PLDT Home Fibr at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center.
Action fires off at 6 p.m. following the battle between winless Marinerang Pilipina and Foton in the first match at 4 p.m. of this prestigious women’s club tourney bankrolled by Team Rebel Sports, SOGO, Eurotel, PCSO, Cocolife, UCPB Gen, Mueller, Senoh, Asics, Bizooku and One Sport.
Billed as the team to beat for winning the title of this battle that also has ESPN5 and Kapatid TV5 as broadcast partners for the past two years, the Blaze Spikers wasted no time in making its presence felt as they raced to three consecutive victories early on.
But its bitter rival F2 Logistics was too strong and talented, prompting Petron to suffer a four-set meltdown in their first encounter of the conference last week.
Kalei Mau, prolific Filipino-American spiker from University of Arizona asserted her dominance while Aby Maraño, Majoy Baron and Kianna Dy delivered glowing numbers for the Cargo Movers who have yet to lose in six matches.
Although Petron managed to overcome that loss by clobbering Cignal in five sets, head coach Shaq Delos Santos is still egging on his wards to use it as a motivation to do better in their next few games.
“The loss is already there. What’s important now is that we gained something positive,” said Delos Santos, who will also handle the coaching chores for the national women’s team in the 30th Southeast Asian Games this November.
“I’m glad that the team chose to stay together after that loss. That’s why we were able to recover in our previous game.”
Delos Santos said they are expected to have a tough time against the Power Hitters who are in the middle of the pack with two wins in five starts.
“What we want right now is to focus on what is ahead of us, which is PLDT. We don’t want to preoccupy ourselves with things that are not within our control,” said Delos Santos who will bank anew on Frances Molina, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Mika Reyes, Remy Palma and Sisi Rondina.