PSL: F2 Logistics closes in on first round sweep


Posted at Jul 04 2019 06:57 PM

The F2 Logistics Cargo Movers, seen in this file photo, are closing in on a sweep of the first round. Photo courtesy of the PSL Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines -- F2 Logistics moved closer to a first-round sweep after making short work of Sta. Lucia, 25-15, 25-14, 25-21, in the second stop of the Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference Spike on Tour at the Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Center in Silay City.

Filipino-American Kalei Mau was unstoppable as the Cargo Movers marched to their sixth straight victory in the tournament.

Skipper Aby Marano also had an impressive performance with 10 points laced with two blocks and an ace, while Michelle Cobb delivered 20 excellent sets to compliment the 19 digs of Dawn Macandili.

The Cargo Movers can sweep the first round when they play newcomer Marinerang Pilipina on Thursday at the Muntinlupa Sports Center.

"As I've said before, we're not after the record in the elimination round because it will have no bearing in the playoffs," said head coach Ramil de Jesus.

"All we're looking to get and develop here is our confidence heading into the quarterfinals where any team can be knocked out regardless of the record and the placing," he added.

Despite the lackluster performance in the first set, the Lady Realtors gained steam in the second set, giving the Cargo Movers a scare with a 13-12 lead before being caught by a suffocating 12-1 closeout.

Although Sta. Lucia also managed to go neck-and-neck in the third set as it inched closer to within a point, 20-21, F2 Logistics proved to be just too much to handle as Mau and Galang unleashed a strong finishing kick en route to the impressive win.

No player scored in double figures for the Lady Realtors, who absorbed their fifth straight setback to slide to the bottom of the standings with a 1-5 win-loss card.

Rachel Austero and MJ Philips paced the attack with five markers apiece.

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