Petron rolls to 10th straight victory, rips PLDT
Defending champion Petron continued flattening the field in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix, this time crushing PLDT Home Fibr, 25-18, 25-21, 25-14, on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.
Imports Stephanie Niemer and Katherine Bell combined for 40 points as the Blaze Spikers stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games.
Niemer fired 16 kills and delivered five of the team’s nine service aces for 21 points while Bell poured 19 points off 17 spikes and a pair of blocks.
All-Filipino Conference Most Valuable Player Rhea Dimaculangan made sure the two had several good looks at the ball, tossing 31 excellent sets.
The Petron defense also held up well as Kendra Dahlke was the lone double-digit scorer for the Power Hitters with 16 points. Grace Lazard, who played a key role as PLDT upset F2 Logistics, had just eight points for her squad, which slid to 6-5.
United Volleyball Club banked on Filipino-American star Kalei Mau and import Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani to dominate skidding Cignal, 14-25, 25-21, 25-21, 26-24, in the other match.
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