BATANGAS City — Mylene Paat and Rachel Anne Daquis delivered the goods for Cignal to deny Cocolife, 25-17, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, at the end of the preliminary round of the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference on Tuesday at Batangas City Sports Coliseum.
Paat tallied 23 points, from 18 attacks, two blocks and three aces, while Daquis had 22 markers and 14 digs for the HD Spikers.
Cignal improved to 5-5 at the No. 5 spot and will face No. 4 seed Foton (6-4) in the knockout quarterfinals.
“Actually ‘yun ‘yung hinahabol namin na medyo kulang sila, may injured sila so palagay ko ‘yun ‘yung grinab namin so paghahandaan naman,” said HD Spikers coach Edgar Barroga.
The Tornadoes will again miss the services of Arriane Layug due to ACL injury and Shaya Adorador due to tooth infection.
Kalei Mau had 22 points, 13 digs and 18 excellent receptions for Cocolife but her efforts went down the drain as the Asset Managers slid to 1-9.
Cocolife will face F2 Logistics in the knockout quarterfinals.