HD Spikers capture outright semis slot

first_imgReigning champion Cignal booked a return flight to the semifinals as it clobbered Cocolife, 25-21, 25-21, 25-22, in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference on Saturday at Muntinlupa Sports Center.Skipper Rachel Anne Daquis got the job done as she spearheaded the HD Spikers to a clean sweep of the preliminaries. Daquis finished with 15 points built on 13 attacks, two blocks and seven digs.ADVERTISEMENT Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After taking the first two sets in convincing fashion, the HD Spikers lost steam in the third set as they trailed the Asset Managers, 11-15.But the HD Spikers used their experience to overtake the Asset Managers, 21-19.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “Rachel was really very eager to win this game for us. She played in beast mode and carried the team,” said Cignal head coach Edgar Barroga, noting that he fired up his wards by reminding them the importance of the game.“We came in a bit relaxed because our opponent is already out of contention and then we realized that we could not afford to lose this game because we might blow our opportunity for outright semifinals.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’National pool member Mylene Paat scattered 10 kills and six blocks for 16 points while Mumay Vivas notched six hits and playmaker Acy Masangkay made 21 excellent sets for the HD Spikers, who also drew impressive game from seasoned libero Jheck Dionela.Cignal will take a one-week break while waiting for its foe in the knockout semifinals. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View commentslast_img read more