(The Arena, San Juan City)
4:15 p.m. – Generika-Ayala vs Victoria Sports-UST
7 p.m. – Cignal vs F2 Logistics
F2 Logistics stakes its unbeaten run today when it faces the dangerous Cignal side in the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at The Arena in San Juan City.
Ramil De Jesus, Cargo Movers’ multi-titled mentor, is confident they can sustain their hot start claiming his players are improving every game.
“It’s still a long way to go,” said the 10-time UAAP champion coach, whose team also bids to sweep the eliminations.
“While an elimination sweep is our main goal, we know that we still have a lot to adjust in our matches.”
De Jesus said their 7 p.m. duel with Cignal will be the team’s biggest test, saying the HD Spikers are a complete team – power, height and experience.
Coached by an equally talented tactician in George Pascua, Cignal has national team member Jovelyn Gonzaga at his disposal along with Australian import Beth Carey and American reinforcement Alexis Mathews.
The trio actually conspired with 35 points in Cignal’s 26-24, 25-23, 25-17 triumph over Iriga City last week.
“Hopefully we can sustain our winning run,” said Pascua, who can also count on Paneng Mercado, Royse Tubino and liberos Jheck Dionela and Japanese Mami Miyashita in snapping F2 Logistics’ imposing run.
But the Cargo Movers have their own lethal weapon in local players Aby Maraño and Majoy Baron, who have been doing damage to their rivals along with the attacking prowess of imports Kennedy Bryan and Maria Jose Perez.
“We need to take away their middle game and attacks through effective blocking and floor defense. F2 Logistics is a very good team. You have to be at your best defensively for you to win against them,” said Pascua, whose team hopes to forge a three-way tie on top with its 5-1 card.
In the other game, Generika-Ayala and Victoria Sports-University of Santo Tomas raises the curtain at 4:15 p.m. as both teams try to improve their respective records.
The Lifesavers currently carry a 2-4 mark while the Tigresses are at the bottom with their 0-4 record.