The Cignal HD Spikers made short work of the IEM Phoenix Volley Masters, 25-20, 25-19, 25-16, to take solo lead in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Comference at the FilOil Flying V Centre.
Working off their wide offensive arsenal, Cignal pounded IEM in all scoring skills. The HD Spikers garnered a 47-29 attacking advantage, which they kept through a scorching 78 percent reception efficiency.
Marck Espejo, who recently signed a contract to play in Japan in August, powered in a game-high 17 points on 16-for-33 attacking. Former Ateneo Blue Eagle Ysay Marasigan added 10 markers.
“I’m very happy with how the team played. Everyone that stepped on the court, nag-contribute talaga,” said Cignal head coach Oliver Almadro, who played everyone on his roster.
Greg Dolor was IEM’s lone double-digit scorer with 10 points off nine attacks and an ace. The Volley Master dropped their second match in a row after winning their first two.
The HD Spikers (3-1) will play their final match of the first round on June 6 against the Army Troopers (1-3). The Volley Masters will try to recover against Air Force (1-2) on June 3.
Cignal HD (3) – Espejo 17, Marasigan 10, Intal 7, Faytaren 5, Torres 5, Bonono 4, Miguel 3, Polvorosa 2, Capate 1, Villanueva 1, Mangulabnan 0, Pertierra 0, Sto. Tomas 0, Montero (L)
IEM (0) – Dolor 10, Castel 5, Enciso 5, Jimenez 4, Macalma 3, Presnede 3, Timbal 3, Gatdula 1, Arroyo 0, Canlas 0, Cerilles 0, Almario (L)