PSL: Petron starts title-retention bid with aplomb, creams Cocolife

By Ricky Manliguis

MANILA—Petron Blaze displayed its ferocious form once again as it cruised to a 25-18, 25-15, 25-18, win over Cocolife in the second of Tuesday’s Philippine Superliga All-Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Aiza Maizo-Pontillas led the defending champions’ attack with 14 points on 10 spikes and three blocks, while Ces Molina returned from injury to contribute 10 in the one-hour, 31-minute encounter.

The win enabled the Blaze Spikers to a share of the early lead with Smart-PLDT, which earlier waylaid Sta. Lucia Realty in the first game.

Kalei Mau made a impressive debut for Cocolife with 13 points off 11 hits, but the Asset Managers’ 27 errors proved to be a telling blow in the game. 

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