by Nica Rhiana Hanopol
F2 Logistics open spiker Ara Galang said in a post-game interview that their stint at the Sealect women’s volleyball competition in Thailand helped F2 Logistics gauge where their level of play is at par with.
With Thailand as the powerhouse team in the southeast asian region, it is but a no-brainer that playing in that kind of level will improve the movement of players inside the court.
And Ara Galang echoed this fact.
“Nakita namin yung level sa ibang bansa (Thailand). Kumbaga siyempre doon, mas mataas yung level. Nakita namin yung nilalaro,” said Galang, who scored nine markers for her team off six kills and three blocks.
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“Good thing sa team namin kasi at least malalaman namin kung saang level na ba kami. Kumbaga macocompare namin kung ano pa yung kailangan namin pang iimprove sa sarili namin,” added Galang.
This international stint experience very much showed in the game of the Cargo Movers as they made quick work of Generika-Ayala today in straight sets to top Pool A thus far.
Although they only won a game in that Thailand tournament and placed fourth overall, Galang said it improved their jelling as a team.
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For Galang, though, they still have a lot of things to work out in order to achieve their goals to get into the championship.
“Siguro yung mas mapolish pa namin yung galaw namin as an individual and as a team. Kumbaga mas pulido pa, mas less yung unforced errors, kumbaga mas magjell pa yung team,” Galang said.
F2 head coach Ramil de Jesus is on the same page as Galang. For him the Thailand stint will help boost the team’s confidence.
“Malaking bagay kasi yung nakakalabas. In terms of confidence. Kahit di kami nanalo sa tournament na yun, malaking bagay talaga yung nakakalabas ng bansa,” de Jesus said.
His squad won against the Australian national team to enter the semis where they got beaten by stronger Thai teams.
“Hindi naman lahat ng players na makachance yung national team ng Thailand, ng Australia, ng Vietnam. Malaking bagay yun,” de Jesus said.
Up next for the Cargo Movers is facing winless UP United Auctioneers on July 12.