PETRON skipper Lindsay Stalzer admitted the Blaze Spikers' minds weren't on the game after a long break in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix.
Moments after Sta. Lucia shocked the former two-time champion, 28-18, 25-21, 25-17, on Thursday at The Arena, the prolific American import said the 11-day break made the previously unbeaten side rusty.
“We weren’t prepared and it (the blame) was on us,” said Stalzer. “We haven’t played for a couple of weeks so we’re out of sync, out of the game mindset.”
“I know Sta. Lucia was playing really well, they came strong and executed their game plan and we didn’t (played out game),” she added.
Stalzer considers the loss a wake-up call ahead of Petron's match against Cocolife (5-3) on Tuesday.
The Blaze Spikers can still clinch a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals if they beat the Asset Managers and Smart wins its next two matches in the classification round.
“We will regroup, we will make the necessary adjustments, we will bounce back from this,” said Stalzer.