Ysay Marasigan, Peter Torres star as Cignal begins title retention bid with rout of IEM
Ysay Marasigan and the HD Spikers score a straight-sets win in their opening match. Dante Peralta

DEFENDING champion Cignal dominated Instituto Estetico Manila, 25-23, 25-20, 26-24, on Monday to start its bid for a back-to-back title in the 2nd Spikers’ Turf Reinforced Conference at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Monday.

Former Ateneo ace spiker Ysay Marasigan and National University product Peter Torres finished with 10 points each for the HD Spikers, who joined Philippine Air Force in the early lead.

Lorenzo Capate Jr. added nine markers, while Vince Mangulabnan registered 28 excellent sets for the HD Spikers, who capitalized on IEM's 27 errors.

Kheeno Franco had 13 points, with 10 kills, for the Phoenix Volley Masters.

JP Torres scored 10 and Michael Zamora added nine points for IEM.

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