FOTON bagged its second consecutive win as it drubbed Amy's Kitchen, 25-14, 25-7, 25-18, on Tuesday in the Philippine Super Liga All Filipino Conference at the Cuneta Astrodome.
Jaja Santiago scored with 15 points from 12 spikes and three blocks as Foton improved its win-loss record to 2-1.
“We’re just happy kasi ’yung mga pinaghandaan namin kung ano ’yung gagawin namin na-translate naman ng mga bata hanggang doon sa matapos ang game kaya happy naman ako sa game,” said Tornadoes coach Vilet Ponce de Leon.
“We have to see all possibilities, mga combination ng tao and pinakita lang noong mga bata kung how well they can adapt doon sa mga changes na ibibigay namin sa kanila hindi lang doon sa natural position nila but also kung sino ’yung mga katabi nila sa loob,” she added.
Ponce de Leon’s main goal is to win as many matches in the tournament and prepare the team, which won last year’s Grand Prix Conference, for the Asian Women’s Club Championship in September.
Santiago, the 6-foot-5 middle blocker, was again sent to play open spiker but was switched back to her usual position during the match.
“Kasi nire-ready talaga namin ang mindset nila about it eh. Kasi kung masyadong diretso, kumbaga iisa lang ‘yung isip nila on how they will perform, masyadong mare-restrict ‘yung mga capabilities ng team,” she said.
“So mas ok ’yung lahat sila ready sa kung ano ang pwede naming ipagawa namin sa kanila na matanggap nila ng buong buo para makapagperform sila ng maayos,” she added.
“Kasi we all know naman na hindi lang ito ang pinaghahandaan namin eh, majority of the players will be playing for the Asian Women’s Club Championship so at this point dapat nagle-level up ‘yung laro namin,” she continued.
Sisi Rondina and La Salle stalwart Carol Cerveza each had six points for Foton in the match that lasted 69 minutes.
Skipper Cindy Imbo and Maribeth Lara each had six markers for Amy’s, winless in three matches.