PSL: TMS-Army overcomes another cold start

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The TMS-Philippine Army Lady Troopers tame the Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns for second Grand Prix win

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MANILA, Philippines — Both gunning for their second straight win in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix, the Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns and the TMS-Philippine Army Lady Troopers engaged in a 4-set battle won by the Army, 19-25, 25-14, 25-14, 25-17, on Friday, November 15 at the Arena in San Juan.

Similar to their Grand Prix debut, the Army started out flat once again, giving Cagayan massive breathing room in the first set, 16-8, before finally cutting down the deficit to 19-14.

But their rally was too late as Cagayan took the first set on an Aiza Maizo-Pontillas down the line hit. She contributed 13 points on 11 spikes and two blocks.

Cagayan got a taste of its own medicine in the second set with the Army zooming to a double-digit lead that Cagayan could not overturn. The Army won, 25-14.

The league’s first champion team never looked back after that and made quick work of Cagayan in the next 2 sets to maintain their clean slate in the PSL’s second conference this year.

Import Luangtonglang Wanitchaya once again dominated with a game-high 23 points for the Army. While Cagayan’s import, Wanida Kotruang, was relatively silent with just 13 points. –

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