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Foton, Petron seek Superliga semis berths

Foton, Petron seek Superliga semis berths.....»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardJun 30th, 2017

Foton, Petron seek Superliga semis berths

Foton, Petron seek Superliga semis berths.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 30th, 2017

Cocolife, Foton seek PSL semis today

Games today (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4:15 p.m. – Cocolife vs. Cignal 7 p.m. – Foton vs. Sta. Lucia COCOLIFE and Foton gun for the remaining semifinal berths when they battle separate foes in the quarterfinals of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix today at the Filoil Flying….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Powerhouse Foton, Petron seek semis

MANILA, Philippines -  Foton and Petron tangle with unfancied rivals today, looking for a pair of victories and the last two semifinal berths in the Philippi.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2017

Cignal seals semis clash with Petron | Inquirer Sports

Cignal HD overcame a first set jolt to defeat Foton, 26-28, 25-19, 25-19, 25-18, on Saturday night and barge into the semifinals of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at FilOil Flying V.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Cignal seals semis clash with Petron

Cignal HD overcame a first set jolt to defeat Foton, 26-28, 25-19, 25-19, 25-18, on Saturday night and barge into the semifinals of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre.   The win allowed Cignal entry into the best-of-three semis against unbeaten Petron, which is gunning for a repeat of its 2015 feat where it swept its way to the title.   Propelled by Rachel Anne Daquis and Mylene Paat, the HD Spikers shrugged off a sluggish opening frame that saw them throw away two set points.   Daquis unloaded 23 points, while Paat added 22 for the HD Spikers.   Behind Daquis and Paat, Cignal came up strong in the su...Keep on reading: Cignal seals semis clash with Petron.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Co-leaders eye win No. 3 in Superliga

Co-leaders Petron, F2 Logistics and Foton seek to sustain their charge as they seek win No. 3 against separate rivals today in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

F2 Logistics, Cignal gun for outright semis berths

F2 Logistics and Cignal go for a sweep of their respective pools and the two outright semifinal berths today as they take on Petron and Cocolife, respectively, at the close of the preliminaries of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference at the Muntinlupa Sports Center......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Rivals F2 Logistics, Petron cross paths in crucial clash

  It's going to be an action-packed doubleheader as unscathed teams F2 Logistics and Cignal gun for sweeps in their respective pools to claim the two outright semifinal berths in the last day of the preliminaries of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference on Saturday at Muntinlupa Sports Center.   Sporting a clean 3-0 win-loss record in Pool A, the Cargo Movers renew their rivalry with Petron in a titanic clash at 7 p.m.   The HD Spikers, also holding a perfect 3-0 slate in Pool B, seek to clinch the other outright semifinal ticket as they clash with Cocolife at 4 p.m.   Led by resurgent veteran Rachel Anne Daquis, defend...Keep on reading: Rivals F2 Logistics, Petron cross paths in crucial clash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Cargo Movers, Blaze Spikers try to seal GP finals

Logistics and Petron seek to seal another title clash as they go for the clinchers against Foton and Cocolife, respectively, in Game 2 of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix semifinals today at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Blaze Spikers draw first blood in semis

Games tomorrow (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4:15 p.m. -- F2 Logistics vs. Foton 7 p.m. -- Petron vs. Cocolife KATHERINE Bell made a strong first impression in powering Petron to a 25-18, 23-25, 25-16, 25-23 victory over Cocolife in Game 1 of their Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

F2-Foton, Petron-Cocolife Superliga semis up

Four teams figure in heated fights for a chance at the crown when the best-of-three semifinals of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix fires off Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Cocolife, Foton book last semis seats

Cocolife weathered a furious late rally by an undermanned Cignal squad to eke out a 25-22, 25-21, 28-26 victory in the quarterfinals of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Serbian imports Marta Drpa and Sara Klisura were impressive while Erika Alkuino delivered the match-clinching block that sent the Asset Managers to the semifinals. Cocolife will face Petron in the best-of-three semifinal battle next week. Meanwhile, Channon Thompson made her presence felt as she towed Foton to a 25-22, 25-23, 25-19 victory over Sta. Lucia Realty to grab the last remaining semifinal seat in the second game. Thompson, who starred for Trinidad and Tobago national women’s team in various international tournaments, tallied 24 of the Tornadoes’ 46 total attacks to finish with 26 points in a furious battle that lasted for 80 minutes. Dindin Manabat chipped in 11 hits while Elizabeth Wendel and CJ Rosario combined for 14 markers for Foton, which will face reigning champion F2 Logistics in the best-of-three semifinals. “I told the team that we should want it more than them,” said Foton coach Rommel Abella, who paraded two new players in Diana Carlos and Isa Molde. “I commend the ladies for following our game plan. They showed that they are hungrier than Sta. Lucia.” Ukrainian Bohdana Anisova drilled 11 kills and two blocks for 14 points while MJ Philips had eight for the Lady Realtors, who bombed out of contention after making a strong run in the latter stretch of the tourney. Coming in as a replacement for American Taylor Milton, Drpa delivered 11 digs and four of the Asset Managers’ eight total blocks on top of 15 kills to finish with game-high 19 points. Klisura, on the other hand, chipped in 14 kills and two aces for 16 points while providing the defensive muscle down the stretch together with Alkuino, who came up with a booming block off Rachel Anne Daquis that sealed the victory for the Asset Managers. It was such a sorry loss for the HD Spikers, who marched into the battle without injured import Sonja Milanovic and head coach Edgar Barroga, who is calling the shots for the National University boys’ volleyball squad in the ongoing Palarong Pambansa in Vigan City. They also lost spiker Janine Navarro midway through the third set due to injury. Jeane Horton tallied 17 points while Daquis chipped in 12 markers for Cignal, who still managed to come up with a very good fight despite opening its campaign without a handful of players like Jovelyn Gonzaga and Janine Marciano, who crashed with a knee injury last year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Cocolife, Foton target semis berths

Cocolife and Foton shoot for the last two semifinal berths as they tangle with Cignal and Sta. Lucia, respectively, today in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

F2 Logistics, Petron clinch semis seats

Games Tuesday: (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4:15 p.m. --- Cocolife vs Cignal 7:00 p.m. --- Foton vs Sta. Lucia    GEN. TRIAS CITY --- F2 Logistics survived some scary moments down the stretch to complete a masterful 25-18, 25-18, 27-25 victory over Smart in the quarterfinals of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Saturday at the Gen Trias Sports Center here.  Despite playing in a humid venue, imports Maria Jose Perez and Kennedy Bryan were still impressive as they delivered the crucial blows that broke the hearts of the Giga Hitters. With the win, F2 Logistics would face the survivor between Foton and Sta. Lucia Realty in a best-of-three semifinal series starting next week.  In the second game, Petron clobbered Generika-Ayala, 25-19, 25-20, 25-22, to punch the second semifinal ticket.  American imports Hillary Hurley and Lindsay Stalzer were again impressive as they carried bulk of the offensive load for the Blaze Spikers, who will march to the next round beaming with confidence.  Petron will face the winner between Cocolife and Cignal in the best-of-three semifinals. Hurley talloed 18 hits while Stalzer chipped in 17 markers for Petron, which is gunning for its first Grand Prix crown since winning it in 2014.  Darlene Ramdin delivered 12 points, but she drew very limited support from the rest of the Lifesavers, who kissed the tournament goodbye with three wins in 11 outings. Perez, the reigning Most Valuable Player, delivered 17 hits while Bryan notched 15 kills and a block to finish with 16 points for the Cargo Movers, who effectively stopped Cuban sensation Gyselle Silva despite the absence of ace blocker Aby Marano. Silva, who erupted for a record-breaking 56 points last week, was held to only 25 points while drawing very limited support from Serbian spiker Sanja Trivunovic as well as local hitters like Genie Sabas and LaRainne Fabay. Trivunovic, Sabas and Fabay combined for only 16 hits for the Giga Hitters, who committed 20 turnovers in this match that lasted for one hour and 20 minutes. But it wasn’t an easy victory for the Cargo Movers. Despite erecting an 8-1 lead after the first technical timeout of the third set, the Giga Hitters caught fire to steal the lead, 18-17, thanks to a powerful backrow attack from Silva. Smart managed to hang on in the crucial stretch, 25-25, before veteran Cha Cruz delivered a sharp kill from the open position followed by a service ace that sealed the victory for the defending champion. “The most challenging part of this win was the weather. I find it too hot so I have to save energy all throughout the game. Every time we have an intense rally, we have to breathe and save our energy because it was too hot here,” said Perez, referring to the hot weather that soared up to 36 to 37 degrees. She added that Smart pushed them to the limit, especially in the third set where Silva waxed hot and single-handedly towed the Giga Hitters back in the thick of things. "Smart never gave up,” she said. “They always pushed us whenever we try to take the game away. And I think that’s a good thing for us.” F2 Logistics coach Arnold Laniog, however, said the job isn’t done.  “It’s still far from over,” said Laniog, who will be part of the coaching staff of the national team under the leadership of multi-titled head coach Ramil de Jesus. “We still have to work hard to improve our performance because things will get tougher in the semifinals.” Smart, which was formed only two weeks before the opening ceremonies, closed its campaign without a win in 11 matches......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Cargo Movers, Blaze Spikers seek semis

Powerhouse F2 Logistics and Petron set out as the favorites but remain wary of their respective bids against two fired-up rivals in the quarterfinal round of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at the Gen. Trias Sports Center in Gen. Trias, Cavite today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Generations collide in F2 Logistics-Cocolife semis match

Games Saturday: (MOA Arena) 4:00 pm – F2 Logistics vs Cocolife 6:00 pm – Petron vs Foton   The top seed F2 Logistics and upset-conscious Cocolife match has an interesting sidebar when the two teams clash in the knockout Final Four of the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix on Saturday at the MOA Arena. Aside from the two squads looking to punch a ticket to the best-of-three Finals, the sudden death match will also feature the collision of two generations of local volleyball stars. Game time is at 4:00 p.m. On the Cargo Movers side, current national team members setter Kim Fajardo and libero Dawn Macandili banner the Ramil De Jesus-mentored squad. They will take on the duo of veteran playmaker Tina Salak and seasoned libero Denden Lazaro, both looking to prove that they can still pull the trigger to help the Asset Managers score another upset after taking down no. 4 seed Cignal last Thursday. It will be an interesting matchup as Fajardo is considered as the heir apparent of Salak, who led the national team to numerous international battles including the country’s bronze medal finish in the 2005 Manila Southeast Asian Games, with both having superb decision making, leadership and veteran smarts inside the court. Meanwhile, Macandili has been building her reputation as the country’s best defense specialist of late after Lazaro held the distinction a few years back. Fearless and willing to sacrifice their bodies to keep the ball alive, the two liberos share these traits with tenacity and dedication. Though the Cargo Movers boasts of a deep and athletic lineup, De Jesus is still wary of Cocolife, a veteran-laden team composed mostly of former Army players and backed by American imports Taylor Milton and Shar Latai Manu-Olevao.     “Cocolife matagal na magkalilala. Mga players nila mostly magkakasama na sa Army, samahan pa ng mayos na import,” said the F2 Logistics mentor, whose squad easily disposed no. 8 seed Iriga City in their quarterfinals pairing last Tuesday. But De Jesus sees the familiarity and cohesiveness of his team, which composed of the core of back-to-back UAAP champion De La Salle University, as an advantage to make a repeat of their straight sets win over the Asset Managers in the preliminary round.     “Ang advantage namin is siguro mas kilala na nila ang isa’t isa ngayon at mas napapaikot ni Kim ang rotation namin sa opensa,” said De Jesus, who is also banking on reliable imports American Kennedy Bryan and Maria Jose Perez of Venezuela. Cocolife mentor Kungfu Reyes, on the other hand, hopes to use the momentum of their win against Cignal as fuel in their first-ever Final Four stint since joining the league early this year. “Malaking achievement na sa amin itong makapasok sa semifinals,” said Reyes, noting the progress of his team after finishing seventh in the Invitational Conference and fifth in the All-Filipino Conference. “Pero di kami dapat makuntento sa fourth. Dahil nandito na rin kami, gagawin na namin ang lahat para umakyat sa Finals,” he added. The winner of the match will take on the survivor between three-peat-seeking Foton and Petron. Game 1 of the Finals is on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Expect fireworks in Foton-Petron semis battle

Games Saturday: (MOA Arena) 4:00 pm – F2 Logistics vs Cocolife 6:00 pm – Petron vs Foton   After figuring in the championship round duriing the past couple of years, defending back-to-back champion Foton and bitter rival Petron will have an early collision for a spot in the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Finals. Just like in their previous meetings, expect fireworks when the Tornadoes and Blaze Spikers take center court in the knockout Final Four at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday. Game time is at 6:00 p.m. “It’s a tradition to play a good match kontra Petron,” said Serbian coach Moro Branislav, whose wards got the better of the Blaze Spikers in the last two editions of the import-laden conference.    But in their first encounter this year, Petron was able to shut down high-flying Serbian Sara Klisura, Montenegrin Dragana Perunicnic and 2017 All-Filipino Conference Most Valuable Player Jaja Santiago, 25-21, 25-22, 12-25, 25-20. Still, Branislav likes their chances against Petron, which will parade their former reinforcement in American Lindsay Stalzer together with compatriot Hillary Hurley and Japanese libero Yuri Fukuda as well as Frances Molina, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Mika Reyes and Rhea Dimaculangan. “Foton likes playing against Petron,” said the Serbian mentor following their 21-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-17 quarterfinal victory over Sta. Lucia on Thursday.  “This is going to be a very interesting battle. Unlike in the finals that we have three games, in the semifinals, it’s just one match and you’re out. So we have to give our best against Petron if we want to defend our title.” Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos vowed that their semifinal battle against Foton would be more intense and more dramatic than their two previous finals clashes. “We know that Petron and Foton have a little rivalry,” said Delos Santos, adding that Foton’s mastery over them the past two years will serve as motivation to fire up his wards. “But as I’ve said, we’re already in the semifinals. Unlike in the finals, we’re in a situation where we can’t afford to lose. We don’t have the luxury to adjust because one lost and we’re out. We have no choice but to play our hearts out.” The winner of the match will take on the survivor between top seed F2 Logistics and Cocolife. Game 1 of the Finals is on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Foton boots out Sta. Lucia, faces Petron in semis

Three-peat-seeking Foton needed some time to heat up before pounding Sta. Lucia Realty to submission, 21-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-17, Thursday night to book a spot in the knockout semifinals of the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The trio of Serbian import Sara Klisura, Montenegrin Dragana Perunicic and 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiao powered the Tornadoes to victory and a Final Four meeting with Petron.   Klisura had 20 attacks for 23 points while Santiago had 21 points off 16 kills, three aces and a pair of kill blocks for Foton. Perunicic and Maika Ortiz chipped in 12 points each while Ivy Perez tallied 23 excellent sets for the Tornadoes. Six-foot-2 Dindin Santiago-Manabat saw action for the first time since sustaining a right knee injury early this year during the Invitational Conference but was scoreless in a relief role in the second and third frames. Serbian head coach Moro Branislav expressed his disappointment with how Foton took the win. “This is a very bad match. We didn’t play good against one of the best teams in the league,” he said. “This is a very difficult match against a good team like Sta. Lucia.” The Tornadoes swayed the momentum to their side in the third set after erasing a 13-17 deficit and staving off the Lady Realtors’ comeback attempt to take a 2-1 match lead before cruising in the fourth after building a 20-10 gap. The Lady Realtors started out hot, shocking the Tornadoes. Foton equalized in the second but the Tornadoes found themselves trailing, 13-17, midway in the third set. From an 18-19 deficit, Foton nailed five straight points to take a 23-19 lead. SLR fought back to close the gap, 23-22, but Klisura sealed the set with a kill and a kill block against Djanel Cheng. Ukrainian Bohdana Anisova finished with 21 points, all from attacks, while Pam Lastimosa scored 12, 11 off kills, in a lost cause for the Lady Realtors. Canadian reinforcement Marisa Field and Fil-American Mar-Jana Philips posted 10 markers each.    --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Petron survives scare, advances to semis

Petron survived a scare put up by an upset-conscious Generika-Ayala side, coming back from a set down to eke out a 19-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-17, 15-11, win Tuesday in the knockout quarterfinals of the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.    The Blazer Spikers needed a huge explosion from American import Lindsay Stalzer in the closing stretch of the fifth frame including the last two points of the match to clinch a semifinals spot against the winner between back-to-back defending champion Foton and Sta. Lucia Realty. Stalzer broke a 9-9 deadlock with consecutive hits followed by a huge block by Mika Reyes on Lifesaver’s Ukrainian import Katarina Pilepic for a 12-9 lead. Generika-Ayala made a final push as Pilepic scored on block against Stalzer following a net touch violation by Petron to close the gap, 12-11. But Blaze Spikers American reinforcement Hillary Hurley doused cold water on the Lifesavers fightback with an attack from the backrow that went off the hands of Angelica Legacion. Stalzer took matters on her own hands, scoring a monster block kill on Pilepic before sealing the victory with an off the block hit.         “Para kaming dumaan sa butas ng karayom. Sobra,” said Petron coach Shaq delos Santos as he breathed a sigh of relief after dodging an upset in game where his wards gave away 31 points off errors. “Honestly speaking hindi talaga yun ang laro namin.”  Stalzer pounded 24 kills and had three kill blocks for 27 points while Hurley had 18 attacks in her 21-point output for the Blaze Spikers. Mika Reyes had 13 markers while Ces Molina and Ria Meneses combined for 17 points for Petron in the two-hour, 42-minute encounter.   Generika-Ayala erased a 2-5 deficit in the fifth set with five straight points to take a 7-5 lead. Petron answered with a run of their own to take the helm, 9-8, only to see Pilepic knot the frame at 9. Darlene Ramdin of Trinidad and Tobago hammered 33 attacks with a couple of blocks for game-high 33 points in a lost cause for Generika-Ayala. Pilepic scored 22 while Acy Masangkay and Gen Casugod combined for eight for the Lifesavers, who closed the preliminary round with a 3-5 card.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Foton bounces back, sweeps SLR

Games Tuesday: (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4:15 pm – Generika-Ayala vs Victoria Sports-UST 7:00 pm – Cignal vs F2 Logistics   LIPA CITY --- After suffering a sorry setback, defending champion Foton vented its ire on Sta. Lucia Realty as it pulled off a masterful 25-16, 25-11, 25-16 bounce back victory in the 2017 Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Saturday at the La Salle Lipa Sentrum here. Jaja Santiago had a brilliant performance while imports Sara Klisura and Dragana Perunicnic carried the cudgels for the Tornadoes. With the win, Foton is now bunched with rival Petron at the second spot with a 5-1 win-loss card behind unbeaten F2 Logistics, which sports a 4-0 slate. Based on the official league format, the top team after the single-round elimination will take on the eighth seeded squad while the second seed will meet the seventh seed; the third seed will clash with the sixth seed; and the fourth seed will battle the fifth seed in the sudden-death quarterfinal encounter. The survivors in the quarters will advance to the semis to determine the protagonists in the best-of-three finals series, which starts on Dec. 12. Foton head coach Moro Branislav knows that every match is important and clinching the top seed will definitely make their road to a three-peat much easier. “This is a very tough tournament and every game is very important,” said the seasoned Serbian mentor. “For my opinion, we can’t take anybody lightly. We always have to be at our best, work hard and go for the win. Today, the girls showed that they really want another title.” Santiago, the reigning Most Valuable Player, delivered 11 kills, two aces and a block to finish with 14 points while Klisura and Perunicnic delivered 17 and 14 markers, respectively, for the Tornadoes, who crushed the Lady Realtors at the attack zone, 42-24. Ukrainian Bodhana Anisova was the lone bright spot on offense for Sta. Lucia with 15 attacks. The Lady Realtors suffered their fourth setback in five matches......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017