By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA
Games Today (The Arena, San Juan City)
4:15 p.m. – Victoria Sports-UST vs Sta. Lucia
7 p.m. – Foton vs Petron
Defending champion Foton stakes its unbeaten record against archrival Petron today in the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at The Arena in San Juan City.
Match is at 7 p.m. with the Tornadoes gunning for their fifth straight victory against the Blaze Spikers in a rematch of the gripping title clash the past two years.
As in their previous matches, expect fierce rallies as both teams are eager to make a statement. The match could drag into five sets considering their firepower and depth.
The Tornadoes, for one, have dropped only two sets in four matches.
Toting a 4-1 win-loss record, the Blaze Spikers are currently at third behind unbeaten F2 Logistics Cargo Movers (3-0) following their 25-16, 25-14, 25-14 victory over University of Santo Tomas last week.
Petron Coach Shaq Delos Santos will bank anew on local stars Mika Reyes, setter Rhea Dimaculangan and Aiza Pontillas, but focus will be on imports Lindsay Stalzer, Hillary Hurley and libero Yuri Fukuda.
Delos Santos can also count on Remy Palma, Cherry Rondina and Ces Molina.
Foton is not lacking of star power with the 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago out to join forces with imports Sara Klisura and Dragana Perunicic.
Out to provide additional firepower are Ivy Perez, Maika Ortiz, CJ Del Rosario and libero Katarina Vukomanovic.
Meanwhile, Victoria Sports-UST and Sta. Lucia clash at 4:15 p.m. with both teams eager to notch their first win.
The Tigresses are 0-2 so far while the Lady Realtors are 0-3.