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    Cignal makes quick work of RC Cola in Super Liga

    Nov 23, 2013

    CIGNAL took only 53 minutes to clobber RC Cola, 25-14, 25-11, 25-8, in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on Saturday.

    Chie Saet produced 12 points with nine service aces, while Chinese reinforcement Lei Xie chipped in 10 for the HD Spikers, who are now tied with Cagayan at 2-1.

    Li Zhangzhan, Raprap Aguilar and Maureen Penetrante-Ouano also had a combined 22-point effort for Cignal.

    Cignal was in control the entire game, capitalizing on the Raiders' poor reception and delivering 14 service aces against five of RC Cola.

    "Actually hindi ko in-expect na ganoon ang lalaruin ng team ko," said Cignal coach Sammy Acaylar. "Siguro kasi dati mahirap ang communication pero ngayon sa training pa lang naka-adjust na sila
    (Chinese imports)."

    Acaylar commended the team's chemistry on and off the court for their second win in three outings.

    "Sila mismo na Chinese imports ko ang nagsasabi na tulungan sila, nakikinig na sila sa akin," he said. "Malaking tulong talaga ang interpreter kaya maganda ang kinalabasan ng laro namin."

    Cignal opened the second set with a 9-1 run with five service aces.

    The HD Spikers continued to dominate the game and came up with a 10-1 lead to start the final set and registered three service aces, all from Saet.

    "Ginagawa ko kasi lahat para magkaintindihan kami, bali 'yung board (ang instructions ko) ginagamit ko na lang ’yung numbers nila. Kunwari No. 12 (Li Zhangzhan), ‘you are here.’"

    Chinese reinforcement Minghua Zhang finished with eight points for RC Cola, while Thai import Sontaya Kaewbundit added seven.

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    The Raiders, who gave away 23 points to Cignal with their errors, dropped to 0-3.

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