Mau Mau to miss F2 Logistics action in PVL.

F2 Logistics to miss Hawaii-born star Mau

March 11, 2022 Theodore P. Jurado 1106 views

POWERHOUSE F2 Logistics gears up for its much-awaited Premier Volleyball League debut without its biggest star Kalei Mau.

The Hawaii-born open hitter, who turned 27 yesterday, will miss the Cargo Movers’ first foray in the now-professional volleyball league as Mau will play in the fledging Athletes Unlimited in the United States.

The only professional women’s volleyball tournament in the US, the Athletes Unlimited will begin its second season on March 16 and will last for five weeks, which will ran smack to the Open Conference.

In her recent social media posts, Mau had a media day shoot in Athletes Unlimited and has reunited with her former F2 Logistics teammate Lindsay Stalzer in Dallas.

Mau was a part of the F2 Logistics champion squad that ruled the PNVF Champions League via sweep late last year along with Majoy Baron, Kianna Dy, Aby Maraño, setter Iris Tolenada and libero Dawn Macandili.

The Cargo Movers have lost Desiree Cheng and Aduke Ogunsanya, but was able to acquire Southeast Asian Games beach volleyball bronze medalist Dzi Gervacio and former NCAA MVP Shola Alvarez in the off-season.

One of the country’s most successful volleyball clubs, F2 Logistics will make its baptism of fire in the PVL against Black Mamba-Army at 3 p.m. on March 16 at the Paco Arena.

Chery Tiggo kicks off its title-retention drive against Cignal HD to cap an explosive opening day doubleheader at 6 p.m.

A pool play setup will be employed with Chery Tiggo, F2 Logistics, Choco Mucho, Cignal and Army making up Group A and Group B made up of Creamline, PetroGazz, PLDT and BaliPure.

After the single round elims, the top four in Group A and all four teams in Group B will advance to the knockout quarterfinals where the Nos. 1 and 2 teams will gain twice-to-beat edges.

The semifinals and Finals will still in the traditional best-of-three format.

Originally set over three months, the shortened calendar is to make way for the training of the national team building up for the SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam in May.