Cha Cruz and Aby Marano delivered an impressive performance towing F2 Logistics to an exciting 25-23, 25-22, 25-19 win over Foton in the second game.
Cruz and Marano, both former La Salle superstars, took turns in punching holes through the Toplander’s defensive blanket to complete the victory in a match that featured long rallies, great defensive jobs and heart-stopping attacks.
Cruz tallied 10 kills, three blocks and an ace to finish with 14 points while Marano added 13 markers for the Cargo Movers, who bravely thwarted the uprisings of the gritty Foton squad all game long.
The Cargo Movers will step into the second round with a 2-1 mark.
The next round starts on March 8 with powerhouses Petron and Cignal joining F2 Logistics and New San Jose Builders in a single-round, FIVB Grand Prix format.
Maika Ortiz notched six kills and two aces to finish with 11 points while Patty Orendain and Angeli Araneta tallied 10 markers apiece for Foton, which is now pressured to do well in the third round to advane in the semifinals.
Foton shut down its campaign with a 1-2 mark.