PSL: Import Zhanzhan lifts Cignal past Petron
MANILA, Philippines — Exploding for 22 points, Chinese import Li Zhanzhan made sure the Cignal HD Spikers would bounce back from a horrible opening set to wrap up the match with a 17-25, 25-19, 25-16, and 25-18 win over the Petron Blaze Spikers on Friday, November 15 at the Arena in San Juan.
Zhanzhan caught the line late in the fourth set to make it a daunting 23-10 lead for Cignal before scoring on another hit to set her team up for matchpoint. She also set the tone early in the last set by scoring some points to bury Petron in a 5-0 hole.
Before Zhanzhan’s heroics, Petron had a chance to get ahead by taking the first set on the efforts of Gretchen Ho (5 points) and Stephanie Mercado (12 points). They relied on getting points off Petron’s blockers and in combination plays and quick attacks.
But Petron couldn’t get their act together with Cignal’s offense beginning to click in the following set.
Petron dropped to 0-2 as Cignal bounced back from their first loss, going 1-1. – Rappler.com