PVL: Cargo Movers add to Defenders’ woes

F2 Logistics dominated Gerflor, 25-10, 25-16, 25-14, to register its second consecutive win in the Premier Volleyball League Second All-Filipino Conference at the Philsports Arena on Thursday, November 9.

Coming off a tight five-set win over Farm Fresh, the Cargo Movers controlled the match against the Defenders, who were currently dealing with internal problems. They moved into a tie for the sixth spot with Cignal, both having identical 4-2 records.

“Of course, it’s a good boost for the team for the next game with the defending champions, but I told them that this is good preparation for the next game, and we cannot be complacent,” F2 Logistics head coach Regine Diego said.

Aby Maraño of the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers [photo credit: PVL]
Aby Maraño of the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers [photo credit: PVL]

“Lastly, it is essential to respect the opponent, not just react based on who you’re playing against. I told them that if they get too close to their opponents, it means they are not respecting them,” Diego added.

After breezing through the first two sets, F2 Logistics elevated their game in the third set with Jolina Dela Cruz, Jovelyn Fernandez, and Mars Alba collaborating to establish a 14-point lead at 21-7, which demoralized the Defenders.

“Against all teams, if we can create a significant lead in the score, not just against Gerflor but also against other teams, I want to see how others will perform because, of course, they are also part of the team,” Diego remarked.

Ara Galang led the Cargo Movers with 11 points, including three blocks, along with 11 excellent digs and three excellent receptions after an hour and 19 minutes of play.

Aby Marano contributed 10 points with six attacks, two blocks, and two rejections, while Ivy Lacsina also scored 10 points with 10 successful attacks.

Alba delivered 14 excellent sets, and Macandili registered 12 excellent digs.

F2 Logistics will face defending champion Creamline next on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

On the other hand, the Defenders, who are currently under investigation due to the management’s mishandling of the team, were led by Danika Gendrauli with 11 points, including nine attacks and two aces.

Gerflor has now suffered its sixth consecutive loss in as many games.

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