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Army tossers trip Generika

RC Cola Army made its presence felt as it hacked out a 25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 25-19 victory over Generika Tuesday night in the 2016 Asics Philippine Superliga Grand Prix presented by PLDT Home Ultera at The Arena in San Juan City.

The Lady Troopers banked on the experience of former Most Valuable Player Jovelyn Gonzaga to beat the hard-fighting Generika squad.

Gonzaga proved she’s still one of the country’s dependable open hitters by scoring 14 points highlighted by 12 kills.

Gonzaga also stepped up in the non-scoring department by posting 19 digs.

Hailie Ripley was equally impressive for the Lady Troopers by contributing 13 points with four blocks and two aces, while former University of Perpetual Help standout Royse Tubino posted 11 attacks for 12 points.

American reinforcement Kierra Holst, an open hitter who campaigned for the US Juniors national team in the 2013 FIVB Women’s Juniors World Championship, also stepped up with nine points.

Polina Luitikova led Generika with 15 points.

Meanwhile, the league takes a break to give way for the country’s hosting of the 2016 FIVB Women’s Club World Championships set on Oct. 18 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Matches will resume on Nov. 3