Games Today: (Filoil Flying V Centre)
4:15 p.m. – F2 Logistics vs PLDT
7 p.m. – Petron vs Cignal
Intensity is tipped to soar as Petron and F2 Logistics aim to book another finals duel when they clash with separate foes in Game 1 of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix best-of-three semifinal series today at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Blaze Spikers march to warpath at 7 p.m. in pursuit of a win that would send them to the brink of another finals appearance in this prestigious women’s club tourney that has ESPN5 and 5Plus as broadcast partners.
Also looking to move closer to the finals of this battle that is also bankrolled by Asics, Mueller, Mikasa, Senoh, Team Rebel Sports, Bizooku, UCPB Gen, Cocolife, Hotel Sogo and Data Project are the Cargo Movers, who will battle PLDT Home Fibr in the 4:15 appetizer.
All eyes will be on Petron, especially after sweeping the 14-game classification phase and crushing Sta. Lucia with an emphatic straight-set victory in the quarterfinals couple of weeks ago.
Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos said their success should not be credited to their imports in Stephanie Niemer and Katherine Bell alone as their local crew led by Mika Reyes, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Frances Molina, Denden Lazaro, Rhea Dimaculangan and Remy Palma had also stepped up .
“I’m very happy with them (Bell and Niemer). They have been very professional and can easily adjust anytime,” said Delos Santos, who is looking to become the second coach to sweep the entire tournament.