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Spreading love the F2 way
F2 LOGISTICS mainstays Ivy Keith Lacsina and Carmel June Saga-Woo hope to do their share in the promotion of women’s volleyball in the country by always giving their best on and off the playing court.
Both Lacsina and Woo, who guested during the formal opening of the ERJHS Alumni Sportsfest 2023 at the Barangay N. S. Amoranto covered court in Quezon City last April 16, said keeping themselves physically and mentally fit is a must not only for athletes but to everyone.
Lacsina, the 6-1 middle blocker/opposite hitter from National University, and Woo, the 5-5 libero from De La Salle University, urged alumni-athletes to maintain a healthy lifestyle by actively participating in sports competitions regardless of age.
The two popular volleyball stars from PVL third-placer F2 Logistics lauded the more than 100 participants from the different alumni groups for taking part in sports events aimed at promoting friendship and camaraderie.
“Thank you, E. Rodriguez Jr. High School Alumni Sports Club for inviting us to your sportsfest,” said Lacsina and Woo in their message to alumni-participants..
“It is always a blessing to be able to inspire others and at the same time be inspired by them. Let’s spread some sports love,” added the two F2 players, who were joined by former Quezon City councilor Mayen Juico, who represented her brother Councilor Joseph Juico, and PBA coach Bonnie Tan of NorthPort Batang Pier during the colorful opening ceremony.
Last month, F2 Logistics finished third in the 2023 Premier Volleyball League behind Creamline Cool Smashers and Petro Gazz Angels at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The Regine Diego-mentored Cargo Movers survived` PLDT High Speed Hitters, 23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-15, to complete a two-game sweep for the bronze medal.
It was the first podium finish in the PVL for F2 Logistics, which is owned by businessman-sportsman Efren Uy.
Actually, F2 Logistics barged into the local volleyball scene in the Philippine Super Liga in 2016.
With a star-studded line-up that included Abigail Maraño, Ara Galang, Dawn Macanduli and Kim Fajardo, F2 Logistics won the first of its five PSL championships in the 2016 All-Filipino.
The Cargo Movers also topped the 2017 Grand Prix, 2018 Invitationals, 2019 Invitationals and 2019 All-Filipino.
F2 also finished runner-up four times and third placer twice in the PSL.
In 2021, F2 crowned itself as the first PNVF Champions League over a tough field that included Chery Tiggo and Petro Gazz and qualified for the 2022 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship.
Last year, F2 moved to the Premier Volleyball League, finishing sixth in the Open Conference and fifth in the Reinforced.
The Cargo Movers achieved their first podium finish after finishing third in the 2023 All-Filipino Conference last Feb. 4-March 30.
For the F2 duo of Lacsina and Woo, there’s no way to go but up.