by Rafael Bandayrel
After a season opening win, Sta. Lucia’s bid for redemption continues as it seeks a follow-up against United Volleyball Club today in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix, at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
From a winless All-Filipino Conference campaign last year, the Lady Realtors ended the drought, 25-21, 22-25, 25-23, 16-25, 16-14, against Generika-Ayala Saturday night.
American imports Casey Schoenlein and Molly Lohman led the way for the Lady Realtors, scoring 17 and 11 respectively. Skipper Pam Lastimosa was also a significant contributor with 10 points, including the clinching ace in the decider. In the first game, defending champs Petron Blaze will showcase dynamic duo Katherine Bell Stephanie Niemer against Rachel Anne Daquis and the rest of the PLDT Home Fibr.
Also looking to join the win column are last year’s runnerup F2 Logistics, which is coming back this season with reinforcements Lindsay Stalzer and Italian-American Becky Perry. The Cargo Movers will clash with the Cignal HD Spikers in the third and final game.