Foton Pilipinas hardly broke a sweat in dealing Pocari Sweat of Hong Kong a 3-set beating at the start of the 2016 Asian Women’s Club Championship in Binan, Laguna.
Energized by a lively crowd at the Alonte Sports Arena, Foton shrugged off a shaky first set before finishing off the visitors, 25-20, 25-14, 25-10, Saturday afternoon.
The Filipinas took advantage of the Hong Kongers’ porous defense to unleash 46 kills to more than make up for the 18 errors they committed.
Towering spiker Jaja Santiago and versatile Jov Gonzaga were the stars of the match as Foton didn’t need a lot of contributions from imports Lindsay Stalzer and Ariel Usher in the lopsided triumph.
Foton Pilipinas takes on dangerous Vietnam on Sunday and a big win will push them straight into the quarterfinals of the 12-team meet.