F2 Logistics banked on long-held chemistry—and loads of firepower from the unstoppable spiker Kalei Mau—to comb its approach to changing into the primary ever Philippine Nationwide Volleyball Federation Champions League girls’s champion Thursday night time.
Displaying unmatched scoring may, F2 Logistics overcome Chery Tiggo, 25-20, 25-20, 25-22, for its fifth straight win within the brief match held underneath bio-contained setting.
“We didn’t count on this due to the brief preparation and Kalei hurting her achilles heel, that’s why I didn’t use her throughout our sport with Perlas,” mentioned Ramil de Jesus, coach of the Cargo Movers. “Perhaps our benefit is that we’ve got performed with one another for thus lengthy.”
F2 Logistics has had a stellar profession within the in-hiatus Philippine SuperLiga, however skipped the inaugural skilled volleyball match within the nation organized by the Premier Volleyball League. The Champions League was the crew’s first match in about two years.
Mau, the 6-foot-3 Fil-Am hitter, was nursing a swollen achilles heel and was solely in a position to apply early on the day the Cargo Movers went for the title at Aquamarine Recreation Middle in Lipa Metropolis, Batangas.
The F2 Logistics’s core was culled from De Jesus’ formidable College Athletic Affiliation of the Philippines champion crew La Salle. Mau joined them for 2 conferences earlier than the pandemic struck, pushing the crew into inactivity.
“The gamers actually wished to come back again, that’s why a few of them are crying as a result of it has been a very long time [since they last played],” he mentioned.
Mau completed with 16 factors, whereas Majoy Baron added 9 for the Cargo Movers. Workforce captain Aby Maraño, who shared the Finest Center Blocker award with Chery Tiggo’s Maika Ortiz, had eight markers.
Nationwide crew mainstay and F2 starter Kim Kiana Dy ran away with the Most Worthwhile Participant and Finest Reverse Spiker awards whereas teammates Daybreak Macandili (Finest Libero) and Iris Tolenada (Finest Setter) additionally acquired particular person awards.
Dindin Manabat scored 17 factors for Chery Tiggo. Manabat, who scored 37 factors towards PetroGazz, was awarded Finest Outdoors Spiker together with Angel star Ces Molina.
Below the occasion’s format, Chery Tiggo completed second. PetroGazz completed third within the match sponsored by, amongst others, Rebisco, Pitmaster Basis Inc., Prime Pace, 1Pacman Partylist, Philippine Sports activities Fee and Philippine Olympic Committee.
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