EYES will again be on Rachel Anne Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga as Cignal seeks a place in the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino finals.
Stars of the Cignal squad that was named co-champion in the 2017 PSL Invitationals, Gonzaga and Daquis again face pressure to deliver as the HD Spikers hope to move closer to an All-Filipino crown.
Cignal forced a semis rubber with Petron and again leaned on the Gonzaga-Daquis duo to complete the upset.
The match is set at 7 p.m. at the Arena in San Juan.
“Una pa lang nung pumasok kami sa Cignal prinomise talaga namin sa isa’t isa na talagang gusto namin mapagchampion yung Cignal,” Daquis said.
Cignal has been part of the PSL since its first season in 2013 but has never made it to All-Filipino Finals.
Gonzaga and Daquis were acquired by Cignal in 2017 and made instant impact. Gonzaga was named MVP and Daquis the Best Outside Hitter when Cignal shared top honors with Kobe Shinwa Women’s University in the 2017 Invitationals.
Now they try to reach the title series of the All-Filipino, and vowed to play their hearts out.
“Sa isa’t isa doon kami humuhugot ng lakas,” said Daquis. “Once na nakita mo yung isa na talagang nagtatrabaho, hindi pwedeng hindi ko siya susundan kasi alam kong pagsinundan ko siya mas makakatulong sa team.”
“Pag nakita niya naman akong nagtatrabaho mas ginaganahan din siya. So vice versa kaming dalawa naghuhugutan kami ng lakas,” she added
Gonzaga, who had a two-year lay-off due to ACL injury, agreed.
“Cheesy man pakinggan, siguro nagco-connect na 'yung puso namin,” said the star opposite spiker. “Kung nakita ko na nagbubuwis buhay na si Rachel, I have to do my thing, kailangan ko siya tulungan.”
“Nagtitigan lang kami ni ate Rachel, nage-gets na namin 'yung bawat parating ng bawat isa. Which is gan'un na kalalim 'yung connection namin ni ate Rachel,” she added.