- Gyselle Silva scored 56 points – landing the 3th spot in Women’s World Scoring
- Cocolife wins the quarterfinals
Cocolife still made it to the quarterfinals after Cuban recruit Gyselle Silva made a whopping 56 points for their team Smart Prepaid Giga Hitters. Cocolife fought hard for 25-23, 25-21, 27-29, 19-25 and 16-14 win last Saturday at the 2018 Chooks to Go-Philippines Super Liga (PSL FB Page) Grand Prix Saturday held at the Batangas City Sports Center.
It’s the 9th loss of the Smart Giga Hitters while it’s a 6-3 loss record for the Asset Managers. Cocolife’s Serbian recruit Sara Klisura had a total of 35 points while her teammate Taylor Milton from the US had 20 points.
Even if the Giga Hitters didn’t win the game, Silva still made 53 kills and had 3 aces which placed her at the 3rd spot just behind players Polina Rahimova from Azerbaijan (58 points when she played in Japan in 2015), Madison Kingdon from the US (57 from 2017 Korea Volleyball League) and Elits Vasileva from Bulgaria (57 Korea Volleyball League).
She is now ahead of American players Nicole Fawcett (2013 Korea Volleyball League) and Alaina Bergsma (2106 Korea Volleyball League). Bergsma is the reason for Petron’s 2014 PSL Grand Prix top spot.
On the other hand, it’s a win for Foton over Generika-Ayala with 25-21, 25-17, 21-25 and 25-20. The notable win which helped the Tornadoes obtain their twice-to-beat edge were in part due to American recruit Channon Thompson’s crucial blows.
Thompson who replaced American Brooke Kranda garnered 20 kills, 6 aces and one block for 27 points while Manabat helped with 10 kills, 3 blocks and 1 ace for 14 points for the Tornadoes. This is the 5th win for the team. Not to be left behind are players Elizabeth Wendel from Canada with 12 punched hits and Serbian Katarin Vukamanovic with 17 of the 47 digs of the Tornadoes. It wasn’t an easy win for the Tornadoes. In fact, teammates Darlene Ramdin and Symone Hayden from the opposing team mastered their strategies as they plunged in the third set.
Generika-Ayala got a 7-7 knot before the first technical timeout of the 4th set. Thompson and Manabat then went on to show their spiking prowess after the 19-all count to out the Tornadoes at match point. The game was made even though Manabat made a service error in the resulting play.
Ramdin released 21 hits and Hayden had 13 points for Generika-Ayala. Although they didn’t win the match, they’re still in the final game with a 2-7 mark.
8-1 card holders Petron and F2 Logistics are now in for the quarterfinals.