Reigning champion Foton and heavyweight Petron tangle for the top semifinals slot of the Asics Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix presented by PLDT Home Ultera women’s volleyball tournament today at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan.
After emerging on top of the team standings with identical 8-1 marks, it would be hard to pick between the Tornadoes and the Tri-Activ Spikers in their blockbuster 7 p.m. showdown in this prestigious inter-club tourney bankrolled by Mikasa, Mueller, Grand Sport and Senoh with TV5 as official broadcast partner.
Cignal will also try to avoid the sixth spot when it tackles RC Cola-Army in the 5 pm appetizer in the final day of the preliminaries of this league, which also has Focus Athletics, KLab Cyscorpions, Petron, Foton and F2 Logistics as sponsors.
Dubbed as a possible preview of this year’s finals, the battle between Foton and Petron would be extremely important as the winner would go on to seal the top spot in the semifinals set on December 3 at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation in Legazpi City.
The top seed would trek an easier route going to the finals as it faces the survivor in the playoff battle between the fourth seed and fifth seed in the semis.
The second seed has to overcome the victor between the third and sixth seeds in the semis before punching a ticket to the best-of-three finals series starting December 8.