Cagayan streaks to solo Super Liga lead

Michael Angelo Jugado
Cagayan won its second straight game while Petron and Army booked their first triumphs in the Philippine Super Liga.

SOLO LEADERS. The Rising Suns are alone on top. File photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) — The Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns are red-hot.

In Day 2 of the inaugural Philippine Super Liga Invitational Championships 2013, Cagayan Valley booked its second-straight win with a 16-25, 25-18, 20-25, 25-15, 15-13 victory over the gritty PCSO Bingo Milyonaryo Puffins on Wednesday, July 10 at the FilOil Flying V Arena.

Joy Benito led the Lady Rising Suns with 18 points spiked by 16 kills while Joy Cases and Sandra Delos Santos contributed 18 and 12 points, respectively.

Michele Gumabao, a former La Salle star in the UAAP, paced the Puffins by wounding up with 19 points even as Steph Mercado and Ivy Remulla had 11 apiece.

Blaze Spikers, Lady Troopers in first wins

Fancied Petron Blaze Spikers defeated the PLDT MyDSL Speed Boosters, 25-22, 25-19, 17-25, 25-19 to level their record at 1-1.

Maika Ortiz shone for Petron as the ex-University of Santo Tomas volleybelle tallied 22 points while fellow former Tigresses Angge Tabaquero and Aiza Maizo had 13 markers each.

PLDT-MyDSL was led by the duo of ex-Adamson stars Angela Benting and Pau Soriano, who came away with 21 and 17 points, respectively.

Meanwhile, Philippine Army trounced the Cignal HD Spikers, 25-22, 25-15, 25-17, 25-18 to get its maiden win in the first-ever club volleyball league in the country.

Nene Bautista uncorked 16 points while skipper Joanne Bunag and Michelle Carolino added 15 and 11, respectively for the Lady Troopers.

Ageless spiker Venus Bernal carried the fight for the HD Spikers, winners of the first-ever match of PSL, by posting 24 points while Royse Tubino had 11.– Rappler.com

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