Triple towers Mau, Baron, Dy star as F2 Logistics defends Invitationals Cup crown

Towering hitters Kalei Mau, Majoy Baron, and Kim Dy saved the best for the last as they lifted F2 Logistics past its arch-rival Petron in the winner-takes-all Finals of the 2019 Philippine SuperLiga (PSL) Invitationals Cup.

Knowing that there is no room for extensions or second chances, Mau, Baron, and Dy connived for 59 huge points as the Cargo Movers eke out a 25-22, 25-19, 17-25, 22-25, 15-12 decision over the gritty Blaze Spikers, Thursday at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig.

Finally back to her killer form, Dy came through with 12 kills, a block and an ace for a 14-point output in what could be her best conference performance in recent memory.

The opposite spiker from De La Salle University was a steady supplier of points for the eventual back-to-back champions during the 3-hour long encounter.

In fact, it was her through-the-block hit for the 5-2 mark that gave the ladies in yellow the momentum in the intense deciding set.

Baron further proved her case as the tournament’s 1st Best Middle Blocker as did a spectacular job manning the net, producing four of F2 Logistics’ total 11 blocks.

The eventual Most Valuable Player, who had nine kills and a pair of aces for a 15-point performance, kept the Cargo Movers afloat in the second frame.

With Petron attempting a late run, Baron dropped three consecutive hits in the latter stretch of the set to give her squad a two-set advantage.

While missing most of the action this conference as she nursed an Achilles injury, Mau reintroduced herself in the most important match of the tournament.

As her teammates carried the loads off of her during the eliminations round, the Fil-Hawaiin bomb made sure to repay them as she erupted for 30 points off 27 kills and three aces — just three-point shy from her PSL career-high record 33 markers.

Mau, who delivered the match point-clincher, also helped in the defensive ends as she tallied 21 digs for a double-double performance.

With the trio’s numbers, F2 Logistics notched its fifth PSL title in under four years, making the team the second most winningest in the league next to Petron’s seven.

(Images from Facebook/F2 Logistics)