Generika-Ayala struggles past Smart in Grand Prix

first_imgAngeli-Araneta of Generika-Ayala vs La Raine Fabay and Genie Sabas of Smart. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIMUS CITY—Generika-Ayala threaded the eye of a needle before eking out a thrilling 25-21, 25-23, 23-25, 22-25, 15-11 victory over Smart in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Tuesday at Imus Sports Center here.Darlene Ramdin came through with crucial hits before watching the Giga Hitters crumble under pressure to tow the Lifesavers to their first win in the club tourney bankrolled by Isuzu, UCPB Gen and Rebisco with ESPN5 as official broadcast partner.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Vargas, Tolentino bare POC plans, eye more partnerships with government, private corporations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims LATEST STORIES A returning import from Trinidad and Tobago, Ramdin erupted for 23 kills and three blocks for 26 points while American Symone Hayden chipped in 21 points for the Lifesavers, who needed two hours and nine minutes to overcome the tough Smart squad that was spearheaded by the prolific Gyselle Silva.Silva, the hard-hitting former Cuban national player, was again in deadly form as she posted 30 kills and three aces for a conference-high 35 points while Trivunovic added 22 hits for the upset-conscious Giga Hitters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut Silva’s effort went for naught as the locals failed to provide enough support, especially in the deciding set where Ramdin and the Lifesavers went for the kill.“I just told them not to get pressured. Just follow the instruction and treat this match as if this is just a practice game,” said Generika-Ayala coach Sherwin Meneses shortly after posting his first victory in the league. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters View commentslast_img

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