Semis-bound F2 Logistics leans on Dy’s heroics in comeback win over Generika

Continously rising to the occasion, Kim Dy has had another stellar performance as she steered F2 Logistics’ come-from-behind five-set victory over Generika Ayala in the 2019 Philippine SuperLiga (PSL) Invitationals Cup.

Dy came through with 23 markers as the Cargo Movers moved to their fourth consecutive win after a 22-25, 17-25, 25-16, 25-21, 15-10 decision against the Lifesavers, Saturday at the Caloocan Sports Complex.

The opposite hitter made her presence felt across all cylinders, tallying 17 kills, five blocks and an ace as the defending champions secured a seat in the knockout semifinals.

“Kinausap kami ni coach na hindi p’wedeng matatalo lang tayo nang ganiyan because they got the first two sets. And alam namin na we started slow and then kailangan namin bawiin sa next sets,” Dy said.

F2 Logistics started slow in the early ticks of its fifth preliminary round match, allowing Generika to take a 2-0 set advantage with Meanne Mendrez and Patty Orendain at the forefront of the charge.

The ladies in yellow then rode on Dy’s heroics on top of Majoy Baron’ and Dawn Macandili’s prolific defensive efforts at the net and on the floor, respectively, to erase a two-set deficit and notched their eighth straight semifinals appearance.

The Cargo Movers were edged out by the Lifesavers in terms of attacks (54-61) and aces (4-5), but what set the separation was their net defense as the former produced 18 kill blocks as opposed to the latter’s eight.

F2 Logistics currently sitting at no. 3 with a win-loss 4-1 tally, joining semifinals-bound Petron (5-0) and potential foe Cignal (5-1) whilst the Lifesavers dropped to 1-4.

Dy and the Cargo Movers hope to extend their streak against Sta Lucia as Generika swing for the fences when it faces semis-seeking Foton tomorrow. Both games will be played at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan.

(Image from Facebook/F2 Logistics)

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