Superliga: Petron, F2 take on separate foes at start of 2nd round


Posted at Mar 23 2018 09:04 PM | Updated as of Dec 17 2018 11:20 AM

Petron will tackle Smart on Saturday. Handout photo

Petron and F2 Logistics will kick off the second round when they clash with separate foes Saturday in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at the Baliuag Star Arena in Bulacan.

The Blaze Spikers tip things off when they battle struggling Smart in the opening salvo in Pool A at 4 pm while the Cargo Movers face Generika-Ayala in the 6 pm battle in Pool B.

Prior to this, Baliuag City Mayor Ferdinand Estrella will grace a volleyball clinic together with the Blaze Spikers and Giga Hitters at Marian College Baliuag.

After coming up with a 7-game sweep in the first round, Petron emerged on top spot. They will join Cocolife, Sta. Lucia and Smart in Pool A. 

F2 Logistics finished with a 6-1 win-loss mark to grab a spot in Pool B. The other teams in Pool B are Foton, Cignal, and Generika-Ayala.

Teams in both pools will play another round to determine their quarterfinal placings. The survivors in the quarters will then advance to the best-of-three semifinals for a chance to see action in another best-of-three finals affair.

The Cargo Movers -- the reigning champions of this tournament -- are heavily favored to dominate in the second round, especially with their new players starting to jell with the holdovers.

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