Regine Diego’s F2 Logistics debut proved to be a successful one after the Cargo Movers fended off PLDT in five sets to punch their first win in the 2023 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference.
The first year head coach shared that their performance against the High Speed Hitters showed that the team still has a lot of room to improve on in order for them to be ready in their upcoming games.
“It feels like [a] championship. But yeah, it was a good game, and this game, at least we saw what we need to train more. Kung saan kami nag-lack, kung saan kami magaling, para next game maka-adjust kami kaagad,” said Diego.
“It’s really a good way para malaman namin kung ano ang mga challenges na mami-meet namin in the future. It’s a good way din para maka-adjust kami kung ano dapat naming gawin,” she added.
F2 Logistics bagged the first two sets to take a quick 2-0 lead but failed to completely put away PLDT, who took the next two before the Cargo Movers escaped a tight fifth set en route to a 25-22, 25-21, 14-25, 20-25, 16-14 win.
Diego said that she plans to make changes moving forward and address the team’s approach to prevent instances such as this from happening again.
“Lahat ng teams, may attitude eh. So may attitude sila na naghihintay muna sila ma-challenge bago sila lumaban. Ngayon, we have to make a change in this team, in the system na kailangan, kuha na agad. Kuha na agad. Hindi pwedeng mag-intay ng mag-intay,” said the former NU juniors head coach.
“So, so many things pa rin na kailangang ayusin but siyempre, hindi kami pwede mag-relax. This was just a win, and it was a difficult win. So, we have to improve every day. We have to improve next game, and kailangan pa namin mag-work harder.”
Still, despite their shaky performance, Diego said that she was very happy with how her team fought back against a red-hot High Speed Hitters side that came back from a 0-2 deficit to send the game to a fifth set.
“But I’m happy, ’cause we won, syempre. And nakita ko rin kung gaano katapang ang mga players ko.”