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F2 Logistics keeps hopes for podium finish alive

July 28, 2023 Theodore P. Jurado 328 views
Myla Pablo
Myla Pablo of F2 displays superb form. PV photo

F2 Logistics finally earned its first win in the Premier Volleyball League Invitational Conference semifinals, besting Vietnam’s Kinh Bac Bac Ninh, 23-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-20 at the Philsports Arena last night.

The victory ended the Cargo Movers’ three-match winless spell in the semis, keeping on course for a second straight podium finish.

“It has been very hard for the team. Siyempre we have been through losses after losses. It has been very hard since Kianna (Dy) has been injured. It has been hard para buhayin sila,” said coach Regine Diego.

“But we are very happy that we are back here. I wish mas maging okay kami sa next game. We just wanted these girls to be healthy and enjoy the game all the time. I’m very proud of these girls,” she added.Hoping to follow up its bronze medal finish in the All-Filipino Conference, F2 Logistics will face Cignal at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the same Pasig venue.

Creamline and Japan’s Kurashiki dispute the championship at 6:30 p.m.

Majoy Baron led the Cargo Movers with 20 points, including four blocks, Myla Pablo also scored 20 points, while Aby Maraño had a match-best five blocks for a 18-point outing.

PLDT, which was hoping for a F2 Logistics’ five-set win or a loss to contend for the bronze medal, settled for fifth place. The High Speed Hitters, who are tied with the HD Spikers and the Cargo Movers at 2-3, lost in the first tiebreaker, having only six points, compared to the two team’s seven points.

Huong Nguyen paced the Vietnamese with 19 points while Xuan Le added 15 points, 18 receptions and five digs.

Kinh Bac Bac Ninh ended up in sixth place with a 0-5 record.

Games Sunday:
(Philsports Arena)
4 p.m. – Cignal vs F2 Logistics (3rd Place)
6:30 p.m. – Creamline vs Kurashiki (Final)