PSL: Molina, Petron overwhelm Generika-Ayala


Posted at Jul 09 2019 07:20 PM

Ces Molina tests the defense of Jaime Lavitoria. Handout photo

MANILA, Philippines -- Defending champion Petron stamped its class on Generika-Ayala, 25-18, 25-12, 25-16, in the 2019 Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference on Tuesday at the Bacoor Strike Gym. 

Skipper Frances Molina towed the Blaze Spikers to their fifth win in six matches, scoring 12 points built on 10 kills and 2 aces. Sisi Rondina contributed 11 points after putting up 8 kills, 2 aces, and a block.

Former national team skipper Mika Reyes, meanwhile, finished with 10 markers highlighted by four blocks to underscore the Blaze Spikers' dominance defensively all throughout the match that lasted for 78 minutes.

"We've been struggling the past few games, but good thing we're slowly getting into our real game. Although we're not yet in our 100 percent, we're already moving well inside the court," said Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos.

Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Remy Palma were also instrumental with seven points apiece, while Rhea Dimaculangan did a marvelous job setting the plays with 18 excellent sets to compliment the 11 digs and seven excellent receptions by libero Buding Duremdes.

More than that, the Blaze Spikers managed to shut down the attackers of the Lifesavers led by Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain.

"They followed our game plan and they stopped Generika's attackers," said Delos Santos.

Angeli Araneta was the lone bright spot with nine markers while the Ceballos and Orendain were quiet, finishing with only five and two points, respectively.

The Lifesavers fell to solo third with a 4-2 win-loss mark.

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