Heavyweights Petron and Cignal will be shooting for victories when they take on separate foes in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) All Filipino Conference 2019 tomorrow.
The HD Spikers are hoping to make a splash as they debut against Sta. Lucia (1-2) on 4:15 p.m. while the Blaze Spikers (1-0) eye win no. 2 against Foton (1-2) Tornadoes on the 7 p.m. main event at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan.
PLDT Home Fibr (1-1) and Marinerang Pilipina (0-3), meanwhile, will serve as opening salvo, 2 p.m. for the Tuesday triple-header.
All eyes will be on Cignal’s new members in Alohi Robins-Hardy and May Luna.
Robins-Hardy, the 6-foot-2 setter out of Brigham Young University, transferred to Cignal following the disbandment of her former team United Volleyball Club, which introduced her to the country last Grand Prix.
Luna, a three-time UAAP champion with the De La Salle University, joined the HD Spikers alongside Julia Ipac as they departed from the Lady Spikers after four years of playing for the team.
The arrival of Robins-Hardy, Luna and Ipac further bolstered Cignal, who already has Rachel Ann Daquis, Mylene Paat, Jheck Dionela and Roselyn Doria in its fold.
Meanwhile, Petron looks to re-assert its 7-conference long mastery over Foton, who has not beaten the former since Game 2 of the Finals of the PSL Grand Prix 2016.
The Blaze Spikers will bank on their hard service game led by Rhea Dimaculangan, Bernadeth Pons and Mika Reyes to cancel the offense of the Blue Energy, whose reception was shaky as of late.
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