PETRON looks to continue its winning run after completing a first-round sweep as it takes on Philips Gold on Monday in the Philippine Super Liga All Filipino Conference at the Cuneta Astrodome.
The Blaze Spikers, who have scored five wins in five matches, face the Lady Slammers at 6:16 p.m., hoping to score a much more comfortable win after a shaky five-setter against Mane ‘N Tail.
Shopinas.com tangles with Cignal at 1:30 p.m. and Mane ‘N Tail squares off with Foton at 4:15 p.m.
Cha Cruz will also be formally introduced as the new ambassadress of the PSL.
Coach George Pascua hopes the Blaze Spikers would do much better this time, and not be complacent against Philips Gold (2-3), which they beat in straight sets in the first round.
which is in the bottom half of the standings with a 2-3 win-loss card.
“Kami ang nasa taas ngayon lahat ng team gusto kaming talunin kaya hindi kami pwedeng magrelax lalo na second round na,” he said.
Philips Gold mentor Francis Vicente hopes the spikers and new setter Iris Tolenada would be able to adjust well against the Petron net defense.
“Kailangan namin nag-adjust sa setter,” said the veteran mentor. “Hindi pa kasi sila sanay sa mga sets ni Iris na mabilisan pero masanay lang sila sa mabilis na set at papaluin ng mabilis ni Myla Pablo makakapuntos kami,” he added.
Meanwhile, Mane ‘N Tail and Foton hope to get back on track after suffering heartbreaking losses.
Like the Mane ‘N Tail spikers, the Tornadoes are also coming off a five-setter, won by Philips Gold.
Mane ‘N Tail is at the bottom with a 1-4 card, while Foton is at 3-2.