For the past three years, F2 Logistics has cemented its stature as one of the Philippine Superliga powerhouses.
Alongside Foton and Petron, the club has asserted its dominance in the league by winning three titles — one each since their debut in 2016. At such young age, the Cargo Movers have already made a hefty portfolio — three golds, two silvers and one bronze.
But if there is one feat that Ramil de Jesus and his wards are yet to achieve, that would be winning a PSL championship twice in a row in a single year.
The Cargo Movers first got its PSL championship in 2016, winning the All-Filipino Conference title against Foton. A year later, they outlasted Petron in the best-of-three Finals of the Grand Prix Conference for their second trophy. Last August, the Cha Cruz-led squad claimed its third championship after defeating Petron in the Invitationals Conference.
The La Salle-backed team, though, has never won two PSL titles in a single season — always just one championship a year.
But another opportunity to achieve this arises as they are still in contention — alive, solid and strong — in the ongoing PSL All Filipino Conference 2018.
The F2 Logistics opened their campaign with three straight victories before absorbing back-to-back losses from Petron and Generika during the first round of the preliminary. Known for their resiliency, the Cargo Movers regrouped and found their way back to dominance as they are now on a six-game winning streak.
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The reigning All Filipino silver medallists clobbered its quarterfinal foe Cocolife in straight sets, earning an outright semifinals berth with a twice-to-beat advantage.
Steering the squad to its fifth staight semifinals stint are national team players Cruz, Aby Maraño, Majoy Baron, Kim Fajardo, Kim Dy and Dawn Macandili together with the Invitationals MVP Ara Galang.
With Lady Spikers Mich Morente, Michelle Cobb and May Luna always ready to perform off the bench, this could be the year that F2 Logistics will win back-to-back championships in a single season.
But first things first: the semifinals.
The Cargo Movers will be facing the dangerous Lifesavers in the semifinals on Tuesday, 4 p.m. at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex.
Can F2 Logistics achieve what it has never done before?