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Galang, Baron lift Cargo Movers past Blaze Spikers


F2 Logistics lived another day as it dominated Petron, 21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-17, in Game 2 of their Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference best-of-three finals series at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Ara Galang and Majoy Baron stepped up big time as they powered the Cargo Movers in the second and third sets before going for the kill in the fourth to snap the Blaze Spikers’ 13-game winning run and forge a rubber match on Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Galang fired 20 points built on 17 attacks while Baron chipped in 10 kills, three blocks and an ace for 14 hits for the Cargo Movers, who are looking to crawl back from a 0-1 set deficit, similar to what they did in the Grand Prix last year.

Behag also had an all-around effort of 13 markers, including the game-clinching attack in the deciding set, on top of 25 digs and 15 excellent receptions.

Michelle Morente and Aby Maraño were also instrumental with 10 and eight points, respectively, while Kim Fajardo did a masterful job setting the plays with 41 excellent sets.

“We were very emotional after the Game 1 loss,” said Cargo Movers coach Ramil de Jesus, a known motivator and brilliant strategist.

“So I told them that all their supporters wearing yellow in the crowd were counting on us. We want to win it for them.”

“We were off in Game 1 like we didn’t know each other. In training, I told them, it could be over in Game 2, but if we want to bounce back, let’s bounce back. Fortunately, it worked.”

It was Petron’s first setback since F2 Logistics clobbered it in the Game 2 of the Invitational Conference best-of-three finals on July 28.

After going scoreless in Game 1, Frances Molina bounced back with 17 points, including 19 digs, while Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Bernadeth Pons had 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Blaze Spikers.