Foton Survives RC Cola Air Force Sudden Surge in a Tough 5-Setter

Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City – Foton Tornadoes reorganized themselves from 2 sets owned by RC Cola to close the match in 5 sets, 22-25, 15-25, 25-20, 25-22, 15-11, in the 2014 Philippine SuperLiga Grand Prix on Saturday, November 15 at the Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City.

It was business as usual for the powerhouse Russian duo of Irina and Elena Tarasova, as they led Foton with 29 and 25 hits, respectively, in their second win in the Grand Prix.

The Air Force Raiders, on the other hand, sank to their 3-6 win-loss record.

RC Cola controlled the 5th set with a point over Foton, 7-6, but the Tornadoes flip things around and scored 5 consecutive points to take the lead by 11-7, coutesy of Donna Factor, Irina Tarasova and Rubie De Leon.

The Air Force Raiders terim the deficit down to 11-13, but the Tarasova duo took charge of the momentum and Irina Tarasova’s power attack finally capped off the match.

RC Cola’s Yari Yongco scored 18 points, while American reinforcements Emily Brown and Bonita Wise both had 16 and Cases contributed 13.