Superliga: Foton takes down Generika to keep record spotless


Posted at Nov 04 2017 07:49 PM | Updated as of Nov 04 2017 10:03 PM

Sara Klisura of Foton against Jen Casugod and Chloe Cortex of Generika. Handout photo

Reigning champion Foton drubbed Generika-Ayala, 25-22, 25-22, 25-16, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at the jam-packed University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City on Saturday.

Serbian import Sara Klisura had 18 points on 15 kills and 3 aces to help keep the Tornadoes' perfect record intact.

Skipper Jaja Santiago, Maika Ortiz, and Montenegrin Dragana Perunicic added 8 points apiece for Foton.

Despite his squad's convincing victory, though, Foton coach Moro Branislav said he was not satisfied with his wards' performance.

“I’m not very happy with the result. The team still needs to get better,” Branislav said.

“We want to be in good condition by the quarterfinals. Maybe if we get a 3-0 win in the quarterfinals, I'll be happier.” 

Croatian Katarina Pilepic was the lone bright spot for the Lifesavers, who dropped their second straight match in four starts. 

Pilepic fired 15 attacks, a block and an ace for 17 points.

Meanwhile, Cocolife escaped a gritty Cignal side, 19-25, 24-26, 27-25, 25-15, 15-9, in the second game.

The Asset Managers banked on the firepower of American duo Taylor Milton and Tai Manu-Olevao to capture their first victory following a two-game skid against Generika-Ayala and Foton.

Milton, pumped in 25 points on top of 6 receptions and 8 digs while Manu-Olevao tallied 20 attacks and 3 blocks for 23 points.

Alexis Mathews scored 20 points highlighted by 16 kills and 4 blocks for the HD Spikers, who fell to 2-2.

Australian Beth Carey had 13 points while local stars Honey Royse Tubino and Jovelyn Gonzaga had 12 and 11, respectively.

In the third game, F2 Logistics stopped Petron's 3-game winning streak, 25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 25-22.

Venezuelan import Maria Jose Gonzales Perez scored 18 points, all kills, while American Kennedy Bryan and Kim Kianna Dy chipped in 14 points each.

Libero Dawn Macandili had 14 digs and 13 excellent receptions while Kim Fajardo recorded 25 sets.

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