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PHI W: Foton become first ever team in Philippines to retain title, Santiago MVP (VIDEO)

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source: spin.ph, youtube.com/Kapatid International; Photo: facebook.com/Philippine Superliga

Foton Tornadoes enter Philippine Women’s Volleyball history as the only team so far to defend the title!

Foton vs. Petron1

Foton vs. Petron1

In Game 2 of Superliga Grand Prix final at the „Philsports Arena“ in Pasig, top-seeded Foton downed No. 2 Petron Blaze Spikers 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 22-25, 25-17) to claim their second national championship title.

Foton vs. Petron2

Foton vs. Petron2

U.S. import Ariel Usher scored 19 points for the Tornadoes, who took the series opener in five sets after being 0-2 down, while another American, Lindsay Stalzer, added 14. U.S. international Stephanie Niemer led Spikers with 31 points.

Foton vs. Petron3

Foton vs. Petron3

As winners of the Grand Prix, Foton will represent the Philippines in the 2017 Asian Women’s Volleyball Club Championship in Kazakhstan.

The 2016 Grand Prix Final Individual Awards:

Best outside spiker 1, Stephanie Niemer (Petron)

Best outside spiker 2, Ariel Usher (Foton)

Best middle blocker 1, Abigail Maraño (F2 Logistics)

Best middle blocker 2, Maika Angela Ortiz (Foton)

Best setter, Kim Fajardo (F2 Logistics)

Best opposite spiker 1, Jovelyn Gonzaga (RC Cola)

Best opposite spiker 2, Aiza Pontillas (Petron)

Best Libero, Dawn Nicole Macandili (F2 Logistics)

Most valuable player, Alyja Santiago (Foton)

 

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