THE F2 Logistics Cargo Movers clobbered the Tuguegarao Perlas Spikers, 25-18, 25-18, 25-19, on Nov. 23 to move within a victory away from capturing the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Champions League at the Aquamarine Recreational Center.
The Cargo Movers moved to 4-0 (win-loss) in this tournament and will seek a win against the reigning Premiere Volleyball League Open Conference champions, Chery Tiggo, in the final day of competitions at 4 p.m. on Nov. 25.
The team with the best record after the six-day tournament will be the country’s representative to the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship in May next year.
Kianna Dy took the scoring mantle with 12 points, while setter Iris Tolenada had a solid all-around game of 10 points, including three aces and three blocks, and tossed in 20 excellent sets for F2 Logistics. Aby Maraño had four blocks for a 10-point outing while Majoy Baron also scored in twin digits for the Cargo Movers with 10.
Acquired by the Cargo Movers last month after her stint in the continental club championship in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, coach Ramil de Jesus knew that Tolenada has something up her sleeves.
“Almost,” said De Jesus when asked if Tolenada has fully embraced the Cargo Movers’ system that keyed their success before going into a long pandemic hiatus.
Kalei Mau was not fielded but Dy shone brightest for F2 Logistics. The national team standout continued to display her improved floor defense to go with her already solid offense.
“I think that was one thing that I really worked on. I told myself that I have to improve my floor defense and that’s what I need to continue working on,” Dy said.
The Cargo Movers, who have yet to drop a set, are wary of what the Crossovers could offer even without their heart and soul Jaja Santiago.
“Chery Tiggo is a tough team. Their morale is still high after winning the PVL. Good thing Jaja is not around,” De Jesus said. “We still have the same preparation. Hopefully, everyone will be healthy.”