Cargo Movers rout Lady Skippers; sweep first round
F2 Logistics demolished Marinerang Pilipina, 25-7, 25-9, 25-19, to complete a clean sweep of the first round of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at the Muntinlupa Sports Center.
The Cargo Movers flaunted their might as they crushed the newcomers in the first two sets before taking it slow in the third to run away with their seventh win in this prestigious women’s club tourney bankrolled by Team Rebel Sports, SOGO, Eurotel, PCSO, Cocolife, UCPB Gen, Mueller, Senoh, Asics, Bizooku and One Sport.
Filipino-American Kalei Mau led the charge with 10 kills and two aces for 12 points while Ara Galang chipped in 10 markers for the Cargo Movers, who also drew impressive performance from Majoy Baron and Kianna Dy.
Head coach Ramil de Jesus expressed elation over the way they played in the first round, where they were hardly challenged, thanks to the arrival of the power-hitting Mau, who transferred to F2 Logistics following the disbandment of United VC.
“This is big for us. It’s a huge morale-booster for us as we head to the second round,” said de Jesus, who is looking to regain the All-Filipino title that has been eluding them for the past two years.
“At least we saw the potential of our team whenever we play healthy. It shows the we can sweep a series of games.”
The Cargo Movers needed to survive the Lady Skippers’ gallant stand in the third set tied at 17-all before scoring six unanswered points for a 23-17 spread. Marinerang Pilipina saved two more points, but Baron put up the finishing touches.
“My starters are jelling well and doing great that’s why we easily won the first two sets and our opponents were late in showing aggressiveness,” said De Jesus. “But in the third set, some of my substitute players weren’t ready that cost us a close encounter.”
Marinerang Pilipina gave up 25 errors unlike F2 Logistics, which almost played flawless with only eight miscues.
Nobody scored in double figures for the Lady Skippers with Chiara Permentilla being the lone bright spot with nine points laced with 12 digs and four excellent receptions only for her team to stay winless in six games.