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Cignal Pulls Rug on PLDT-Air Force, Claims Men’s Division Championship

The PSL All Filipino Conference runner up planted the seeds of a surprise when it narrowly won the first two sets. With the fight taken out of them, the Turbo Boosters surrendered an 8-3 lead in the third frame before Cignal went on an 11-7 tear to go ahead 22-18 as PLDT-PAF coach Jasper Jimenez called a timeout to try to delay the inevitable. Two Gilbert Ablan attacks later, he and his teammates were whooping it up in the middle of their court.

“Sweet revenge,” was how champion coach Michael Carino described the feeling. “Kailangan manalo against PLDT kasi kailangan patunayan na hindi pang-second lang. Yun yung motivation sa practice.” Click to read more…