Cig­nal spik­ers re­main un­de­feated

Tempo - - Sports - By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA

Games Wed­nes­day (The Arena, San Juan City) 10 a.m. – Air Force vs IEM 1 p.m. – Me­gabuilders vs Cig­nal 4 p.m. – Cream­line vs Power Smash­ers 6:30 p.m. – Per­las-BanKo vs UP

Cig­nal hardly flexed its mus­cles as it wal­loped Gam­boa Cof­fee, 25-11, 25-15, 25-18, yes­ter­day to re­main un­beaten in the men’s di­vi­sion of the Pre­mier Vol­ley­ball League Open Con­fer­ence at The Arena in San Juan City.

Cig­nal Coach Oliver Al­madro used all his play­ers in clinch­ing their fourth straight vic­tory in as many matches.

The win also tied the HD Spik­ers to the Me­gabuilders Vol­ley Bolts at the helm.

While ev­ery­body con­tributed a lit­tle of ev­ery­thing, Lorenzo Ca­p­ate an­chored Cig­nal with 10 points, eight com­ing from at­tacks, even as skip­per Ysay Marasi­gan and Peter Tor­res con­tributed eight and seven points, re­spec­tively.

So dom­i­nat­ing were the HD Spik­ers that only six play­ers scored for the Cof­fee Spik­ers with the trio of Philip Ba­galay, Al­fredo Pag­u­long, and Sal­vador Nav­era man­ag­ing only six points apiece.

Cig­nal over­pow­ered Gam­boa on all fronts by whip­ping more at­tacks (40-20) and blocks (10-3). The HD Spik­ers also fired five ser­vice aces and had more digs (35-26).

Gam­boa dropped to its fourth con­sec­u­tive de­feat in as many ap­pear­ances and joined Café Lupe at the bot­tom stand­ings.

Mean­while, Sta. Elena turned to the dy­namic duo of Isaah Arda and Ber­lin Pagli­nawan as it edged Army, 25-15, 22-25, 25-21, 2523.

Arda and Pagli­nawan pumped in 16 and 15 points, re­spec­tively, in­clud­ing com­bined 28 spikes to steer the Wreck­ing Balls to their sec­ond win in four out­ings.

Army fell to 1-3 de­spite Michael Reyes and Ben­jaylo Labide con­spir­ing for 29 points.

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