Petron eager to get back to title contention after last season’s blunder

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Blaze Spikers head coach Shaq Delos Santos said Petron is eager to get back on the championship track after losing to F2 Logistics in three games in the Grand Prix finals.“What happened last year was really painful for us especially with how we lost in the finals,” said Delos Santos in Filipino at the press conference Thursday at CenterStage in Mall of Asia Complex.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPetron won the first match of the three-game series against the Cargo Movers but lost the second outing in five sets, 25-20, 24-26, 14-25, 25-19, 15-4, that paved the way for the third and deciding bout.What hurt the most for the Blaze Spikers was they only needed to win the fourth set in the second game to claim the title but their early 9-0 lead quickly dissipated and F2 used the momentum en route to the title-clinching third game. PSL, locals recognize imports’ impact in Philippine volleyball “We know that we’ve accepted the loss and now we can see what needs to be improved and that we can become more matured for this new season,” said Delos Santos.And although Delos Santos won’t have young outside hitters Cherry Rondina and Bernadeth Pons due to the UAAP, he still has imports Hillary Hurley and Lindsay Stalzer to aid him in the title quest.“The imports really want to get back and win, that’s their no.1 goal,” said Delos Santos. “I still have my core and we have ample support from the bench.”ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ View comments Petron has some unfinished business in the Philippine Superliga.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 awardlast_img

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