No one can question the heart of Sisi Rondina.
Rondina unleashed another monster performance to lift Petron during its intense five-setter bronze medal battle against Foton in the Philippine SuperLiga (PSL) All Filipino Conference 2019 earlier.
With the game on the line, the 22-year old ace hitter played clutch in the much-important ticks of the consolation match for the Blaze Spikers, who were forced into their third straight five-set match in less than a week.
Delivering when it mattered the most, the former University of Sto. Tomas stalwart took over and scored five of the final six points for the Shaq delos Santos-mentored spikers including the game-clinching hit.
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As Foton threatened to pull off another upset after leading 8-4 in the decider, Rondina came through and lifted Petron for a one-point cushion, 11-12.
She then sent the Blaze Spikers to match point before Dindin Santiago-Manabat kept Foton momentarily alive after scoring from the backrow.
But Rondina had other things in mind as she dropped a bomb from the right side and won the game for her squad.
Rondina finished the almost three-hour encounter with 33 big points off 30 kills, a pair of denials and an ace to bring Petron to the podium.
SISI RONDINA STRAIGHT TO IVY PEREZ’ FACE! pic.twitter.com/0SmQn1XRQR
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Aside from Rondina, the Blaze Spikers also leaned on Ces Molina’s 15 markers as Mika Reyes and Remy Palma managed 11 hits apiece.
For Foton, meanwhile, Santiago-Manabat and Jaja Santiago conspired for 47 markers on a losing effort as Foton settled for fourth.
It was a close battle in the scoring department with Petron getting a slim advantage in attacks (71-69) and aces (11-8) while Foton had the edge in blocks (5-10).
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