The F2 Logistics Cargo Movers reigned supreme at the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Champions League on Thursday (25 November) at the Aquamarine Sports Complex in Lipa, Batangas.
Behind the all-around brilliance of Kalei Mau, they dispatched the Chery Tiggo Crossovers with a resounding 25-20, 25-20, 25-22 straight-sets victory, securing the title in dominant fashion.
Mau, who battled through a sore Achilles heel, churned out a spirited performance of 16 points, 19 excellent receptions and nine digs for F2 Logistics, which ran roughshod over the competition with a 5-0 win-loss record.
Majoy Baron and team captain Aby Maraño also shouldered the offensive load with nine and eight points, respectively, while Kianna Dy contributed six points and emerged as the league Most Valuable Player.
The championship conquest showcased the unrelenting dominance of the Cargo Movers, who never lost a single set in the entire tournament, despite coming off a two-year hiatus.
The Crossovers, who ruled the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference back in August, settled for second place with a 3-2 record and a better quotient over the Petro Gazz Angels.
Dindin Santiago-Manabat carried the cudgels for Chery Tiggo and stepped up in the absence of Jaja Santiago, who is serving as a Japan V. League import for the Saitama Ageo Medics, but her 17-point effort in the decisive clash proved not enough.
Ohmer Bautista is a sports journalist who has covered local and international sporting events in the Philippines. The views expressed are his own.