CIGNAL turned back Smart, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20, to bounce back from a previous loss in the Philippine Super Liga All-FIlipino Conference on Tuesday at The Arena in San Juan.
Skipper Rachel Anne Daquis and Mylene Paat finished with 15 points apiece for the HD Spikers, who, after a three-set loss to Petron, bagged their fourth win in seven outings.
“Of course, pinaplano namin, pero hindi ko naman ine-expect na (ma-straight sets namin sila),” said Cignal coach Edgar Barroga. “Kung ano ang inensayo namin kanina at kahapon lumabas naman.”
Royse Tubino also had 10 markers and 14 digs for the HD Spikers in the match that took an hour and 27 minutes to finish.
“Medyo nakuha na ni Tubino ang play namin so naging kumportable ang bawat isa,” said Barroga.
Grethcel Soltones made 13 points for Smart, which dropped to 2-4.