Coming off sorry back-to-back losses, F2 Logistics vented out on Cignal after a dominant three-set victory, 25-18, 25-14, 25-22, on Tuesday to cap the preliminaries of Philippine SuperLiga (PSL) All Filipino Conference 2019 on a strong fashion at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center.
Getting back to their winning ways, the Cargo Movers re-asserted their mastery over the HD Spikers to claim a 12-2 record moving to the quarterfinals of the all-local tourney.
Kalei Mau put on a show as she unloaded 16 kills, two blocks, and two aces for game-high 20 points to power F2 Logistics, who made a living from the service with 11 big aces compared to Cignal two.
Majoy Baron starred in the middle with 14 hits built on 10 kills, two blocks, and two aces as the Cargo Movers finished the prelims as no. 2 to set up a quarterfinals date with Sta. Lucia.
The HD Spikers rallied behind Rachel Ann Daquis’ 14-point performance to no avail as they fell to 7-7, dropping to fifth place and putting Foton and Generika Ayala at third and fourth, respectively.
“‘Yung trust talaga ni coach sa amin. Alam niya kasing babawi kami from all the losses that we had and we prepared talaga for the game and lumabas naman ‘yung trinaining,” Baron said.
After two dominant sets, F2 Logistics faced a more aggressive Cignal troop in the third as the ladies in red blasted for a 11-17 lead.
The Cargo Movers erased the six-point deficit with Mau and Baron doing the damage before taking over the lead at 21-19 care of Aby Maraño’s two consecutive aces.
Cignal made a 3-0 run, but F2 Logistics stood its ground and picked up the last four points to win the match in straight sets.
“Siguro ‘yung mga aggressive attacks din nila ang nagpahirap sa amin and then ‘yung defense namin nagkalat so ayun, buti naka-adjust kami,” Baron said.
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