Soltones shines for Smart; Generika makes it 2 straight

first_imgThe win enabled Smart to break a two-game losing streak which, according to starting setter Jasmine Nabor, they took very badly.“We told ourselves ‘let’s not go home without winning this’ because we really want to get back after losing those two games,” Nabor, a national team setter, said in Filipino.She was referring to straight sets losses to top teams Foton and Petron, which dampened the Giga Hitters’ strong opening day win over Sta. Lucia Realty.Middle blocker Czarina Carandang finished with 14 points for Smart which out-attacked Cocolife, 63-53, all match long. Nabor had six points aside from 24 excellent sets.Jerrili Malabanan and Joyce Sta. Rita added 10 points each for Smart.ADVERTISEMENT In the second game, Generika-Ayala chalked its second straight win at the expense of Sta. Lucia Realty, 25-7, 25-11, 25-21.The Lifesavers improved to 2-3 while inflicting on the Lady Realtors their fifth defeat in as many matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Maybe that confidence we got after beating F2 Logistics carried on today,” said Angeli Araneta, referring to their breakthrough 19-25, 25-22, 25-26, 28-26 win over the Cargo Movers on Tuesday.Araneta and Riri Meneses each scored 11 points for Generika-Ayala. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Grethcel Soltones (left) powers in a point for Smart in their game against Cocolife. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTOGrethcel Soltones unleashed 17 points and got enough help from her teammates to power Smart past Cocolife, 25-16, 18-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-11, Thursday in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at Filoil Flying V Center.The ever-giggling hitter with sledgehammer arms slammed down points at will, including three in the final frame, to ensure the Giga Hitters’ second win in four games.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Pantino, Eala trump rivals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more