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Soltones lifts PLDT in 4 sets


PLDT Home Fibr needed an extra set in disposing of Marinerang Pilipinas, 25-21, 25-20, 18-25, 25-14, on Tuesday in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at The Arena in San Juan City.

Grethcel Soltones

Grethcel Soltones

The Fibr Hitters lost their steam in the third frame that saw the Lady Spikers firing at all angles before regaining their composure in the fourth for a second straight victory in three games.

Grethcel Soltones spearheaded PLDT with 22 points built on 19 kills and two blocks while Aiko Urdas provided support by finishing with 15 points including 13 from the attack line.

PLDT coach Roger Gorayeb was unsatisfied despite their triumph, saying that his players didn’t play to their potential.

“Ang sama pa rin ng nilalaro namin kahit na ilang months, years na magkakasama na. Walang masyadong intensity maglaro (We played bad. There was no intensity in their game),” said Gorayeb, adding that his stalwarts needed a ‘wakeup call’ before stepping up their game.

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