WITH a well distributed offense, Cignal went unbeaten in the first round which coach George Pascua has attributed to team chemistry and impressive work by veteran setter Chie Saet.
"Siguro 'yung chemistry ng team (maganda), especially 'yung sa setter," said Pascua.
'Yung body language pa lang, alam mo na. 'Yun 'yung advantage namin kasi nag-camp kami kaya nagkaroon ng ganung bonding."
Saet had 25 excellent sets in the four-set win over F2 Logistics that put them at 3-0 ahead of the second round.
Pascua is pleased the Japan training during the offseason is paying off for the HD Spikers.
Jovelyn Gonzaga and Rachel Anne Daquis, also members of the PSL selection that participated in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship, have been leading the Cignal offense that has also downed powerhouse Petron.
Gonzaga had 18 points and Daquis added 16, while another major contributor for Cignal was Honey Royse Tubino, who had 15 points against the Cargo Movers.
The HD Spikers face a tough task in the second round as they join the top two teams in Pool B in forming Pool C for the next phase of the tournament.
Pascua, however, sees only minor adjustments as they take on the top teams in the other group.
"Lahat ng strong teams, nasa bracket naming (in the first round). So 'yung adjustment, madali na lang," said Pascua