POWERHOUSE F2 Logistics looks to tighten its grip on the top spot when it clashes with Generika-Ayala on Thursday in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Cargo Movers and Lifesavers battle at 7 p.m. after the 4:15 pm encounter between Cocolife and Iriga City.
Led by imports Maria Jose Perez of Venezuela and Kennedy Bryan of the US, the Cargo Movers are unbeaten in three matches. They played their first match after the second week of the tournament.
Petron is running second with a 5-1 win-loss record while titleholder Foton is in third at 4-1.
F2 is coming off a victory over Cocolife.
Coach Ramil de Jesus says defense and good blocking will help them get past the other contenders.
“We had a good net defense,” said de Jesus, noting their huge advantage in the blocks department, 9-1, against Cocolife. “I hope we can sustain this good performance. We’re still unbeaten and that’s what we want to maintain.”
The Lifesavers are also coming off a dominant victory over Iriga City last week.
“It’s all about having proper mindset,” said Generika-Ayala head coach Francis Vicente, who limited the minutes of import Darlene Ramdin after the Trinidad and Tobago national team player fell ill.
“F2 Logistics is such a strong and solid team. We will do our best to prepare and put ourselves in proper mindset in order to win.”
Aside from Ramdin, also tipped to carry the load for the Lifesavers are Croatian reinforcement Katarina Pilepic and American setter Penina Snuka as well as the local crew of Angeli Araneta, Chloe Cortez and Gen Casugod.