They were so good, they had to stretch right after the match just to break a sweat.
Behind Rachel Ann Daquis’ game-high 16 points, the Army Troopers breezed past Fourbees-Perpetual in three sets 25-8, 25-10, 25-11 at the San Juan Arena.
Even with Jovelyn Gonzaga nursing an injury and unable to warmup, Army stifled Perpetual to just 29 total points and 12 points off attacks as Army sizzled for 47 attacks of their own. Army was able to field all available players while none of Perpetual’s players scored more than four points.
“Ang pinaghahandaan talaga namin eh ‘yung laro sa Sunday [Against PLDT]. Sabi ko sa kanila nga estudyante ‘yung kalaban nila kaya gamitin na lang nilang opportunity para makapaghanda,” Army Head Coach, Rico De Guzman said.
“Maglalaro na sila Valdez at Jaja nun, kaya malamang maraming manunuod. Ang sabi ko sa kanila, kailangan makapagensayo kami ng kumpleto this week para sa larong ‘yun kahit ‘yung naglalaro sa ibang liga hopefully makapunta,” De Guzman added.
When asked about the impending Santiago Sisters faceoff, De Guzman played the matchup up. “Talagang pagtatapatin ko sila. Wala naman akong ibang pantapat kay Jaja kundi si Dindin lang din,” De Guzman quipped.
The Army-PLDT tilt will be on April 12 while Fourbees will play Coast Guard on Thursday.
Army (3) – Daquis 16, Tubino 9, Santiago-Manabat 8, Bautista 6, Salak 5, Balse 5, Carolino 3, Sabas 3, Aganon 3, Bunag 0, Gonzales 0, Agno (L), Siatan-Torres (L)
Fourbees (0) – Medalla 4, Diocareza 4, Sta. Maria 2, Eniong 2, Suyat 2, Cabriana 1, Versoza 1, Arceo 0, Gual 0, Condada (L), Calleja (L)
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