They are not national team members for nothing.
The two Philippine team liberos in Dawn Macandili and Denden Lazaro went head-to-head in defending the floor during the Game 2 Finals of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix 2019 between F2 Logistics and Petron.
And fans took notice and lauded the two players for putting up a great show.
Macandili vs Lazaro showdown!! Puto Festival!!!!!!!!!!! #PSLTheGrandFinaleOnESPN5
— Earl John (@TheAbelieto) May 2, 2019
— Volleycenter 🇵🇭 (@VolleyCenterPH) May 2, 2019
Players of the Game:
DENDEN LAZARO AT DAWN MACANDILI 💙💚
Deserve nila ng massage!!!#PSLTheGrandFinaleOnESPN5
— Astana Dane 🌸 (@QueenAstana) May 2, 2019
— Philippine SuperLiga Volleyball (@SuperLigaPH) May 2, 2019
Macandili proved to be the more consistent floor defender as she appeared in both digging and receiving categories after the game with a digging efficiency of 66.66 percent and 58.06 percent. Lazaro had 48.38 percent efficiency in reception.
But it was Lazaro’s team, Petron, which eventually emerged as victorious in four sets and extended the series to a winner-take-all Game 3 on Saturday.
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Petron is gunning for a back-to-back Grand Prix titles as they swept the elimination rounds before getting beaten by F2 in Game 1 of the finals series. F2 Logistics, on the other hand, seek to avenge their loss to Petron last season.