2016 PSL Invitational Cup

The 2016 PLDT Home Ultera PSL Invitational Cup was the first indoor volleyball tournament for the Philippine Super Liga's fourth season. It ran from February 18 to April 9, 2016, coinciding with the UAAP Season 78 volleyball tournaments. A guest team from Thailand, playing under the name Est Cola, joined the final round, clashing against top three teams of the preliminary round for the championship.[1][2][3][4] LVPI Director Jeff Tamayo was the guest speaker of the opening ceremonies, while LVPI President Joey Romasanta and Sports5 head Patricia Bermudez-Hizon attended the awarding ceremonies.

2016 PSL Invitational Cup
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Women's Finals 1 2Wins
Est Cola 1 -0
RC Cola-Army Troopers 3 -1
DurationApril 9, 2016
Arena(s)Filoil Flying V Arena
Winning coachSgt. Emilio Reyes, Jr.
TV network(s)TV5, AksyonTV, Sports5.ph
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The tournament marked the return of the Philippine Army Lady Troopers (now playing under the name of another PSL team, RC Cola) to the PSL.[5]

TeamsEdit

2016 PSL Invitational Cup
Abbr. Team Company Colors Head Coach Team Captain
CIG Cignal HD Spikers Cignal TV, Inc.     Sinfronio Acaylar Michelle Laborte (USLS)
EST Est Cola Serm Suk Public Company Ltd.       Chamnan Dokmai Jarasporn Bundasak
F2L F2 Logistics Cargo Movers F2 Global Logistics, Inc.       Rosemarie Molit-Prochina Charleen Cruz (DLSU)
FOT Foton Toplanders United Asia Automotive Group, Inc.     Ma. Vilet Ponce de Leon Angeli Araneta (UP)
NSJ New San Jose Builders Victorias New San Jose Builders, Inc.       Michael Molleno Coleen Laurice Bravo (UPHSD)
PET Petron Tri-Activ Spikers Petron Corporation       George Pascua Aiza Maizo-Pontillas (UST)
RCC RC Cola-Army Troopers ARC Refreshments Corporation       Sgt. Emilio Reyes, Jr. Jovelyn Gonzaga (CPU)

Classification RoundEdit

The format of the classification round was similar to the FIVB World Grand Prix.

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1 RC Cola-Army Troopers 16 5 1 14 3 4.667 411 314 1.309
2 Petron Tri-Activ Spikers 16 5 1 14 6 2.333 440 392 1.122
3 F2 Logistics Cargo Movers 12 4 2 12 8 1.500 442 416 1.063
4 Cignal HD Spikers 9 3 2 11 8 1.375 424 397 1.068
5 Foton Toplanders 3 1 4 3 13 0.231 327 378 0.865
6 New San Jose Builders Victorias 0 0 6 2 18 0.111 349 496 0.704

  Advanced to the final round

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
18 February 16:00 RCC 3–0 FOT 25–17 25–9 25–22     75–48 P2
18 February 18:00 F2L 3–0 NSJ 25–23 25–10 25–4     75–37 Report
20 February 13:00 F2L 0–3 RCC 22–25 12–25 19–25     53–75 Report
20 February 15:00 NSJ 1–3 FOT 16–25 25–23 20–25 17–25   78–98 Report
23 February 16:00 NSJ 0–3 RCC 15–25 20–25 15–25     50–75 P2
23 February 18:00 F2L 3–0 FOT 25–23 25–22 25–19     75–64 P2
08 March 16:00 PET 3–1 CIG 19–25 25–22 25–21 25–21   94–89 Report
08 March 18:00 F2L 3–1 NSJ 25–18 23–25 25–17 25–23   98–83 Report
10 March 16:00 F2L 0–3 PET 14–25 15–25 16–25     45–75 P2
10 March 18:00 NSJ 0–3 CIG 20–25 19–25 18–25     57–75 P2
12 March 13:00 NSJ 0–3 PET 20–25 16–25 8–25     44–75 Report
12 March 15:00 F2L 3–1 CIG 25–18 25–17 21–25 25–22   96–82 Report
15 March 16:00 RCC 3–0 FOT 25–21 25–17 25–23     75–61 Report
15 March 18:00 PET 2–3 CIG 25–18 13–25 19–25 25–20 12–15 94–103 Report
17 March 16:00 RCC 2–3 PET 25–19 27–29 22–25 25–14 12–15 111–102 Report
17 March 18:00 FOT 0–3 CIG 20–25 18–25 18–25     56–75 Report
19 March 13:00 FOT 1–3 PET 25–14 16–25 22–25 7–25   0–0 Report
19 March 15:00 RCC 3–0 CIG 25–16 25–14 25–19     0–0 Report

Final roundEdit

In the final round, the teams competed using a single round-robin format.

Pts Matches Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1 RC Cola-Army Troopers 9 3 0 9 2 4.500 255 238 1.071
2 Est Cola 6 2 1 7 3 2.333 244 182 1.341
3 Petron Tri-Activ Spikers 3 1 2 4 7 0.571 227 261 0.870
4 F2 Logistics Cargo Movers 0 0 3 1 9 0.111 198 243 0.815
Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
07 April 16:00 F2L 0–3 EST 14–25 15–25 17–25 46–75  
07 April 18:00 RCC 3–1 PET 25–19 25–23 16–25 25–20 91–87  
08 April 16:00 RCC 3–0 F2L 25–21 25–20 25–16 75–57  
08 April 18:00 PET 0–3 EST 12–25 12–25 23–25 47–75  
09 April 13:00 PET 3–1 F2L 25–22 26–24 16–25 26–24 93–95  
09 April 15:00 RCC 3–1 EST 25–23 25–23 14–25 25–23 89–94  

Final standingEdit

Individual awardsEdit

Award Name/Team
MVP   Jovelyn Gonzaga (RC Cola-Army)
Best Outside Spiker 1st:   Sutadta Chuewulim (Est Cola)
2nd:   Honey Royse Tubino (RC Cola-Army)
Best Middle Blocker 1st:   Abigail Maraño (F2 Logistics)
2nd:   Maica Morada (Petron)
Best Opposite Spiker   Aiza Maizo-Pontillas (Petron)
Best Setter   Tichaya Boonlert (Est Cola)
Best Libero   Anisa Yotpinit (Est Cola)

VenuesEdit

Broadcast partnersEdit

Broadcast Notes for Final RoundEdit

Game Sports5 coverage
Play-by-play Analyst Courtside reporter
F2 Logistics vs. Est Cola James Velasquez Denise Tan Chino Lui-Pio
RC Cola-Army vs. Petron Anthony Suntay Chiqui Pablo
RC Cola-Army vs. F2 Logistics Anthony Suntay Tex Suter Mich del Carmen
Petron vs. Est Cola Chiqui Reyes Chiqui Pablo
Petron vs. F2 Logistics James Velasquez Denise Tan Carla Lizardo
RC Cola-Army vs. Est Cola James Velasquez Tex Suter

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Philippine Super Liga to invite two foreign teams for season-opening tournament". Spin.ph. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 PSL Invitational tournament will include foreign squads". DZRH. January 7, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Manicad, Julius (February 5, 2016). "Thai team to challenge Superliga squads". The Daily Tribune. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "Thai Club Team EST COLA Will Join Final Round". Philippine Super Liga. March 16, 2016. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "RC Cola-Army favored as former champs make PSL return | FOX SPORTS | Volleyball". www.foxsportsasia.com. Archived from the original on 5 June 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2022.

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