After a straight-sets loss to their respective foes, Cignal and Cocolife will try to bounce back when they collide today in the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
The HD Spikers and the Asset Managers will clash at 7 p.m., each hoping to set their bids on track after their initial setbacks.
Cignal, which bowed to F2 Logistics, and Cocolife, which surrendered to Petron, wasted no time reassessing their weaknesses as they need to gear up for the prestigious women’s club tourney bankrolled by Isuzu, Sogo, Senoh, Asics, Mikasa, Mueller, UCPB Gen and Bizooku.
Opposite spiker Mylene Paat—a revelation for the national team during her stint in the Asian Games—ed the way for the HD Spikers with 12 points.
Also to be counted on is Filipino-American recruit Kalei Mau, who left a good impression after her PSL debut where she hammered 13 points and 11 digs for the Asset Managers.
They will be the focus of today’s clash between their teams.
Meanwhile, Foton and Generika-Ayala will raise the curtain at 4 p.m. in this tourney that also has ESPN5, Hyper HD and Aksyon TV as broadcast partners.
Playing without the towering Santiago sisters Dindin and Jaja, who are both currently playing in Japan, the Blue Tornadoes are aware of the big voids they have to fill.
Dindin is with Toray Arrows, while Jaja is with Ageo Medics in the Japan V League.
“It’s a big challenge for us not having the Santiago sisters around for this conference. But we are confident our coaches will help us to adjust with the new system,” Foton setter Gyzelle Sy said.
Hungry for a title, Generika-Ayala will lean on veterans Patty Orendain, April Hingit and Ria Meneses to deliver the goods for the squad.
In the PSL Collegiate Grand Slam, University of the Philippines will face University of the East at 12 noon, while Colegio San Agustin will clash with University of Santo Tomas at 2 p.m.