F2 Logistics Sinks Struggling Sta Lucia

Games Tomorrow at Filoil Flying V Centre (P150 at gate)
4:00 p.m. – Cignal vs Sta. Lucia
6:00 p.m. – Generika-Ayala vs Foton

F2 Logistics brushed off a rusty start before catching fire in the second set to massacre Sta. Lucia, 25-22, 25-3, 25-12, in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference yesterday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

With Kalei Mau anchoring the offense, the Cargo Movers turned a 10-19 deficit in the first set into a rout to remain flawless in this prestigious women’s club tournament bankrolled by Team Rebel Sports, SOGO, Eurotel, PCSO, Cocolife, UCPB Gen, Mueller, Senoh, Asics, Bizooku and One Sport.

Mau finished with 13 points while Ara Galang had 11 points and 15 digs and Majoy Baron asserted her might at the defensive end with five blocks for nine markers for the Cargo Movers, who have yet to lose in eight matches.

Dawn Macandili was also instrumental with 24 digs and seven excellent receptions for F2 Logistics, which committed only four errors in the entire ballgame.

After trailing by nine, 10-19, F2 Logistics stepped on the gas and captured the first set at 25-22.

Then it was all Cargo Movers from there as they destroyed the sluggish Lady Realtors on both ends to finish the second set with 25-3 count – the biggest margin ever tallied in the six-year history of this tourney that also has ESPN5 and Kapatid TV5 as broadcast partners.

Sta. Lucia’s three points in the second set came from an ace by Andrea Marzan, a successful challenge by head coach Babes Castillo and an attack from skipper Pam Lastimosa.

“I was surprised. I didn’t expect that huge rout in the second set,” said F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus, whose wards turned the second set into a virtual workout against the lowly, uninspired Lady Realtors.

“We didn’t have a service error in the second set and Sta. Lucia failed to pass the ball.”

From trailing 10-19 in the opening set, F2 Logistics unloaded a 12-2 run capped by Aby Maraño’s back-to-back aces. Them Galang delivered two consecutive attacks to take the 22-21 lead before Amanda Villanueva stopped the bleeding.

But the Cargo Movers completed the first set comeback with a service error from Rebecca Rivera followed by a block from Majoy Baron and Galang’s kill.

“All of them were waiting Sta. Lucia to commit an error in the first set that’s why I told them we can’t play like that. We should be aggressive,” De Jesus said.

”We cannot rely on Kalei alone, everyone should be reliable. Luckily, the lead was not that huge and eventually we got it sparked by Aby.”

Andrea Marzan and Roselle Baliton came through with eight and seven points, respectively, for the Lady Realtors, whose lone win in nine matches came from rookie team Marinerang Pilipina.