With their title defense bid opening on a sour note, defending champions F2 Logistics flexed their dominant form after a three-set demolition on Marinerang Pilipina, 25-14, 25-17, 25-11, in the 2019 Philippine SuperLiga (PSL) Invitationals Cup at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan.
The Cargo Movers were quick to bounce back, bagging their first victory for an improved 1-1 tally while keeping the Lady Skippers hapless in Pool B.
Making up for their nine-point performances the last timeout, Ara Galang, Kim Dy and Majoy Baron collaborated for 39 markers for the Ramil de Jesus-backed spikers, who dominated in blocks (42-25) and aces (6-1).
F2 Logistics also has had a strong offensive game, registering 17 more attacks as opposed to Marinerang Pilipina’s 25 behind Kim Fajardo’s 21 excellent sets.
“Sa amin lang kasi ‘yung tiwala tsaka ‘yung sistema na rin. Sabi nga ni coach, matagal na kami nagkakasama. College pa. So doon kami talaga, sa sistema ni coach Ramil,” said Fajardo on how the Cargo Movers recovered from their debut loss.
Caitlin Viray tallied 12 points all for naught as the Lady Skippers absorbed their second consecutive setback.
It was a sluggish start for F2 Logistics as Marinerang Pilipina managed to stay at pace, 9-8, in the pilot frame.
Shaking off the rust, the Cargo Movers stepped on the gas behind Galang and Dy as the outside hitter sealed the set win with an offspeed hit.
Down by eight points in the second set, Marinerang Pilipina pulled off a five-point run behind Caitlin Viray to chop off the deficit to three, 13-16.
But F2 Logistics had other things in mind, catching fire anew down the late stretch as two errors from the Lady Skippers finished the set.
The ladies in yellow took the third set to a commanding 23-10 advantage before two back-to-back errors from the losing squad handed them the victory.
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