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Sta. Lucia survives Smart

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Games tomorrow: 

(Filoil Flying V Center)  

4:15 pm -- Generika-Ayala vs Cignal 

7pm--Foton vs Sta. Lucia 

STA. Lucia Realty survived a 40-point explosion from Gyselle Silva to eke out a 25-15, 25-20, 23-
25, 25-22 victory over Smart in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix yesterday
at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
    
Banking on their solid blocking and steady services, the Lady Realtors trailed in the
early stretch of the fourth set before going for the kill to conquer the victory in this
prestigious club tourney bankrolled by Isuzu and UCPB Gen with ESPN5 as official broadcast
partner.
    
With the win, Sta. Lucia is now tied with Cignal at the fourth spot with a 3-3 win-loss
slate, just a heartbeat away from Cocolife (4-3) entering the final playing day of the first round
of this battle that also has Mikasa, Asics, Senoh, LGR and Grand Sport as technical sponsors.
    
Canadian import Bohdana Anisova came through with 18 kills and four blocks to finish with
23 points while Filipino-American MJ Philips and Canadian Marisa Field chipped in 15 and 14
markers, respectively, for the Lady Realtors, who crawled back from a 17-19 deficit en route to
the victory.
    
The Lady Realtors also rule the blocking department, 11-4, while scoring more aces than
the Giga Hitters, 9-3, who banked on power-spiking Silva for firepower from start to finish.
    
The Cuban sensation erupted for 37 kills and two aces for 40 points, just a point shy of
matching the league’s standing scoring mark set by Sara Klisura when she powered Foton to a five-
set conquest of F2 Logistics in the Grand Prix last year.