Generika overcomes Cignal for 5th place
Generika weathered the storm and survived Cignal in five sets, 18-25, 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 15-7, to finish in fifth place in the classification round of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Sunday at San Juan Arena.
Djanel Cheng’s service miscue gave the Lifesavers the 14-7 lead in the fifth set before Shaya Adorador immediately followed it up with a service ace to seal the win for Generika.
Lifesavers head coach Francis Vicente was pleased with how his team, which was formed just two months before the conference, performed saying the fifth place is a high-enough place for them.
“For a team formed in only two months, mataas yun,” said Vicente. “Kailangan lang talaga na yung players should adapt to the pressure to perform at the highest level, yun ang kailangan namin i-overcome.”
Generika was down 24-20 but the HD Spikers managed to hold on but the fifth set belonged solely to the Lifesavers.
Geneveve Casugod finished with a game-high 20 points for the Lifesavers while Ria Meneses added 14.
Wensh Tiu and Shaya Adorador also finished in double-figures for Generika with 12 points apiece.
Cherry Vivas led the HD Spikers with 19 points.
Generika went on a relentless attack scoring on 62 spikes but had 35 errors.