Darlene Ramdin delivers late as Generika-Ayala completes fightback vs Cocolife
Generika's Katarina Pilepic goes for a kill against Cocolife. Jerome Ascano

DARLENE Ramdin scored the final three points to complete Generika-Ayala’s comeback against Cocolife, 25-11, 23-25, 16-25, 25-13, 15-9, in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix on Tuesday at The Arena in San Juan.

Ramdin unloaded 25 markers, including the team’s last three points, while Croatian import Katarina Pilepic also had 25 for the Life Savers.

With the two teams tied at 8-8 in the fifth and deciding set, the Life Savers scored seven of the next eight points including the last three on kills by the import from Trinidad and Tobago.

“Actually the momentum is nangagaling ‘yan sa saya sa laro eh,” said Generika-Ayala coach Francis Vicente.

“If you observe the game, if they’re so serious, nawawala sila eh. If they’re enjoying the game, if they’re having fun, without minding the mistakes, gumaganda ang movements,”  he added.  

The brave fightback enabled Generika-Ayala to even its card to 1-1 while atoning for a straight-set loss to Petron in a disappointing conference debut.

American reinforcements Taylor Milton and Star Latai Manu-Olevao finished with 18 and 15 points, respectively, for Cocolife, while Joanne Bunag chipped in 11.

Meanwhile, Tina Salak, who came out of retirement, dished out 22 of the Asset Managers’ 27 excellent sets in a match that took two hours and 30 minutes to finish. 

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