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Cignal HD bucks slow start, throttles Sta. Lucia

Overcoming a sluggish first set, the Cignal HD Spikers clinched their fifth win of the 2019 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix, overwhelming the Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors, 21-25, 25-13, 25-13, 25-19, at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

The HD Spikers struggled to open the match. Head coach Edgar Barroga attributed Cignal’s cold opening set performance to their lack of adjustment.

“Kasi yung adjustment namin, actually ‘yun ‘yung best naming adjustment nung first set kaso lang hindi effective since medyo hindi nagpe-perform yung gitna namin,” said Barroga of their first set lineup.

“So ginawa ko na munang middle muna si Ana (Artameva). Kahit na ayaw niya, kailangan niyang magadjust. Naging effective kasi nagamit din namin si Rachel (Daquis) at the same time,” the youthful mentor added.

Cignal’s reconfiguration worked as Atemeva was an immense presence at the net while Daquis gave them another offensive option. Sta. Lucia had no response in the last three sets, as Cignal HD quickly took big leads and never looked back.

Artemeva finished with a team-high 17 points while Erica Wilson managed 16.

Casey Schoenlein was the lone Lady Realtor in double-digits with 16 markers.

Cignal HD (5-3) takes on Generika-Ayala (1-7) on Thursday while Sta. Lucia (2-6) waits until next Tuesday to face F2 Logistics (6-1). Both matches will be played at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

The Scores

Cignal HD (3) – Artemeva 17, Wilson 16, Paat 14, Daquis 13, Masangkay 5, Musa 5, Navarro 2, Aguilar 0, Cardiente 0, Salamagos 0, Vivas 0, Dionela (L)

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Sta. Lucia (1) – Schoenlein 16, Austero 8, Lastimosa 5, Raslan 5, Lohman 4, Villanueva 4, Phillips 3, Marzan 2, Rivera 2, De Leon 1, Maraguinot 0, Catindig (L)

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Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.

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