Cignal upsets F2, nears playoff bonus
Cignal HD played no nonsense defense to frustrate fancied F2 on Sunday, with a stunning 25-14, 25-21, 19-25, 25-18 triumph moving the HD Spikers on the cusp of gaining a twice-to-beat privilege in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference many experts reserved for the powerhouse Cargo Movers at Paco Arena in Manila.
“We just went out there fighting,” said Gel Cayuna in Filipino, as the newly acquired setter called the shots inside the court and spread scoring opportunities to the HD Spikers while their defense held fort and did not give an inch.
With a 2-0 record, Cignal could run away with the twice-to-beat incentive in Pool A with a win over Choco Mucho on Tuesday.
Ria Meneses and Rachel Anne Daquis formed a formidable defense by the net while Jheck Dionela led the floor coverage to frustrate F2’s offense that was instrumental in its 2-0 start early this week.
Cignal heart and soul Ces Molina bared that after winning their first game over defending champion Chery Tiggo, they allowed just one day to celebrate.
“I’m so proud of this team, we really prepared hard for this. We executed well and I am so happy the others performed well,” said Cignal coach Shaq delos Santos
Molina, who sprained her right ankle in the fourth set after landing on Kim Kiana Dy’s foot, and Daquis wound up with 13 points each. INQ