PLDT hands F2 Logistics second straight loss, ends prelims at no. 6

PLDT Home Fibr put on a valiant stand and frustrated F2 Logistics in five sets, 25-21, 26-28, 15-25, 25-19, 11-15, in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) All Filipino Conference 2019, Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan.

Playing amid a hot venue, the Power Hitters showed guts down the wire to pull off an upset win against the Cargo Movers and secure their position at no. 6 heading into the quarterfinals with a 6-8 record.

Dropping its second straight assignment following the five-set loss against Petron two days ago, F2 Logistics fell to 11-2 to momentarily sit at no. 2.

It was not the same PLDT squad who was swept by F2 Logistics in their first-round match-up as it drew combined ammunitions from Jerilli Malabanan, Aiko Urdas and Gretchel Soltones, who sealed the game with a game-clinching hit from the left wings.

Forcing an extension and down by two, PLDT made a 4-0 run for a 7-5 advantage before pushing for a 14-10 cushion behind Malabanan’s heroics.

With the game on the line, Kalei Mau scored a point for F2 Logistics on a losing effort as Soltones came through with the game-winner, denying the losing team of a comeback.

Mau did most of the damage for the Cargo Movers, who welcomed Kim Fajardo back to no avail as they lost two of their three five-setter matches this round.

F2 Logistics will try to bounce back against Cignal on Tuesday.

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