Losing Game 1 turned out to be a blessing for the Petron Blaze Spikers as they willed themselves to go all out in capturing the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix crown before a huge Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Head coach Shaq Delos Santos admitted that after absorbing the loss to F2 Logistics, he presided over an open forum session to give the players a chance to air their sentiments and recommit to the task at hand.
The meeting became emotional with American imports Stephanie Niemer and Katherine Bell vowing to deliver to lead the Blaze Spikers to a back-to-back titles.
Niemer and Bell fulfilled their promise as they powered the Blaze Spikers to a 26-24, 25-19, 23-25, 25-19 victory in Game 3 to formally clinch their sixth title.
Niemer lit up the scoreboard with 31 points while Bell chipped in 16 markers for the Blaze Spikers.
Niemer, the hard-serving Kentucky native, emerged as Best Scorer and Most Valuable Player.
Bell took the Best Opposite Spiker diadem while Rhea Dimaculangan was named Best Setter.
Tags: Blaze Spikers, F2 Logistics, Katherine Bell, Most Valuable Player, Petron Blaze Spikers, Philippine Superliga, Philippine Superliga Grand Prix, Philippine Superliga Grand Prix crown, PSL, Rhea Dimaculangan, Shaq Delos Santos, Stephanie Niemer