Foton dominates Iriga in PSL meet
REIGNING champion Foton expectedly had an easy time bouncing off a Grethcel Soltones-less Iriga City, 25-10, 25-23, 25-19, yesterday in the Chooks to-Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
Sara Klisura of Serbia and skipper Jaja Santiago powered the Tornadoes to the win as they remained undefeated in four outings in this tourney bankrolled by Cignal, Mikasa, Senoh, Mueller, Grand Sport, Rebisco, Island Rose, Cloudfone, UCPB Gen and Asics.
Klisura paced the assault with 10 kills, a block and an ace for a total of 12 points, while Santiago contributed 11 points.
Foton head coach Moro Branislav admitted that the Tornadoes relaxed a bit in the second set before they went for the kill in the deciding set.
“We were a little easy in the second set. We relaxed which is very difficult. It was good thing the local and foreign players jelled in the deciding set to win the match,” Branislav said.
Serbian Tamara Kmezic, the tallest import in the league, fired 17 points off 15 kills and a pair of service aces while Japanese Saam Miyagawa had 11 markers for the Lady Oragons, who fell to a 1-1 win-loss card.