Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

News

Jaja Santiago makes sure Foton ends 11-game skid at Sta. Lucia’s expense


After an import change and re-integrating two towering locals, the Foton Tornadoes finally got their first win since the opening day of the 2019 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix, toppling the Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors, 12-25, 25-14, 25-20, 25-15, at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

The Tornadoes opened the match on a dismal note, giving up 10 aces in the first set. However, their offense finally kicked into gear in the following three sets to drub the struggling Lady Realtors.

Foton head coach Aaron Velez acknowledged the relief of breaking the losing streak. Still, going on a long run of losses showed him they still have plenty to polish.

“A win is a win; however, mahaba ang losing streak so ‘yung pagdududa nandoon pa rin,” said Velez. “So ang gagawin na lang namin talaga magsusuportahan ang bawat isa from the coaches, the players, and the management.”

Spanish import Milagros Collar topped the Lady Realtors with 15 points. Meanwhile, Jaja Santiago, playing in her second match back from Japan, added 13 markers.

Casey Schoenlein and Rachel Austero each had 12 points for the Lady Realtors, who have lost six straight matches.

Both teams play their final elimination round matches on Thursday at the FilOil Flying V Centre. Foton (2-11) take on the Generika-Ayala Lifesavers (4-8), while Sta. Lucia (2-11) face the United Volleyball Club (6-7).


The Scores

Foton (3) Collar 15, Santiago 13, Aganon 12, Felinski 11, Ortiz 2, Sy 1, Adorador 0, Perez 0, Reyes (L)

Sta. Lucia (1) – Austero 12, Schoenlein 12, Lohman 11, Lastimosa 9, Villanueva 6, Phillips 2, De Leon Leon 1, Maraguinot 1, Raslan 1, Rivera 0, Catindig (L)

#ReadMore  Jovie Prado gets well-deserved starting spot in Sta. Lucia
Written By

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.


You May Also Like

2022 AVC Cup for Women

Jaja Santiago made hearts swoon after posting on Instagram that she’s already engaged to Japanese coach Taka Minowa on Saturday. The lovebirds met in...

News

Jaja Santiago is now engaged. The 26-year-old native of Tanza, Cavite announced on her social media accounts that she is set to marry Japanese...

News

Following another subpar campaign, Chery Tiggo decided to release seven of its players this Tuesday. The organization announced through its Facebook page that it...

News

Chery Tiggo star Dindin Santiago-Manabat will be a game-time decision when the Crossovers take on PLDT on Tuesday. The two-time Shakey’s V-League MVP suffered...

News

Euphoria reached its fever pitch inside the SM Mall of Asia Arena last June 21 as National University ended its 65-year title drought in...

2021 SEA Games

The drought continues for Philippine women’s volleyball. The Philippine Women’s National Volleyball Team succumbed once more to regional rival Indonesia, bowing in four sets...

2021 SEA Games

The Philippines women’s national volleyball team dropped to the bronze medal match after getting swept by Vietnam, 23-25, 19-25, 16-25, to close out the...

2021 SEA Games

The Philippine Women’s National Volleyball Team’s hopes to enter the gold medal match of the 31st Southeast Asian Games suffered a huge blow after...

Advertisement