Petron lived up to the pre-season hype as they started their Grand Prix title defense today on a high note after making quick work of PLDT, 25-19, 25-9, 25-10, at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
Petron’s imports Kath Bell and Stephanie Niemer had a stellar debut combining for 29 points. Bell topscored the team with 14 attacks and a block while Niemer chipped in nine attacks, three aces, and two blocks.
The Blaze Spikers were up for a shaky start in the first set, 5-8, but their 6-0 run with imports Kath Bell and Stephanie Niemer taking the charge proved to be relentless before zooming to a 25-19 opening set victory.
Looking more confident and at home with each other, the ladies from the blue-and-white unleashed their offensive arsenals by fielding in their second stringers in the second and third sets and never looked back from then on for a straight-set victory.
File photo from Philippine Superliga