CIGNAL HD Spikers made known its intention right away of going for a double championship as they eye to conquer next the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference.
Coach Dexter Clamor and star player Marck Espejo said the team regaining the Reinforced Conference title last Sunday augurs well in its coming campaign in the mid-season tournament that kicks off on August 20.
The HD Spikers completed a two-game sweep of Go For Gold-Air Force to regain the crown they last won in 2017.
Overall, the title was the fourth for Cignal in the Spikers’ Turf.
“One week rest muna kami to celebrate, mag-enjoy muna kasi grabe yung pinagdaanan namin ngayong conference,” said Clamor, who won his first ever Spikers’ Turf title after taking over the coaching chores from Oliver Almandro this year. “After a week, trabaho na ulit, kaya sana makuha nga namin.”
But the HD Spikers have one concern going to the next conference, Clamor bared during the weekly Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum Tuesday at the Amelie Hotel-Manila, where he was joined by Espejo, Manuel Sumanguid III, and Jude Garcia.
Cignal could find itself missing key players to its rosters as some of them are set to play for their respective college teams in the Open Conference.
Both Garcia and Sumanguid are among the players Cignal is likely to lose.
“Sana buo pa rin yung team,” said Clamor in the same session presented by San Miguel Corp., Braska Restaurant, Amelie Hotel, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).
“May mga players kasi kami na collegiate pa rin and yung mother team nila kasali rin. So sana makausap namin yung mga coaches nila para makumpleto pa rin yung lineup namin,” added the former Perpetual Help player turned coach, who also thanked Cignal management for its consistent support to the team.
“Tingin ko basta buo pa rin kami, kaya naming mag back-to-back champions.”