F2 Logistics seeks to build momentum before embarking on the quarterfinals when it clashes with dangerous Generika-Ayala in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix today at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Game time is at 7 p.m. with the Cargo Movers looking to tighten their hold of the second spot.
Prior to that, struggling teams Foton and Sta. Lucia hope to end their miseries when they collide in the 4:15 p.m. appetizer of this battle that also has ESPN5 and 5Plus as broadcast partners.
The Tornadoes rolled out the red carpet for star player Jaja Santiago over the weekend, but it still wasn’t enough as they suffered their 11th consecutive loss following a four-set meltdown against the Cargo Movers.
Foton head coach Aaron Velez said they need to win over the Lady Realtors very badly not only to get back on winning track, but also to have a good chance at avoiding unbeaten Petron in the quarterfinals.
“We only have two games left in the preliminaries and both of them are crucial,” said Velez, who is in his first Grand Prix appearance.
“We have to win over Sta. Lucia on Tuesday to avoid finishing the Grand Prix at the bottom of the standings. And with Jaja around, our chances are looking good.”
Still, all eyes will be on the Cargo Movers.
After blowing hot and cold in their first 10 matches, the Cargo Movers finally decided to call on Olympian Maria Jose Perez of Venezuela to replace Becky Perry as reinforcement.
The adjustment paid a handsome reward as Perez, the Most Valuable Player two years ago, chipped in impressive numbers for the Cargo Movers in their impressive win over the Tornadoes over the weekend.
She finished with 19 points while her partner, Lindsay Stalzer, provided the leadership for the Cargo Movers, who continued to miss the services of star setter Kim Fajardo.