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Cargo Movers run over Foton, overtake RC Cola in standings



Tiebreaker Times Cargo Movers run over Foton, overtake RC Cola in standings News PSL Volleyball  Vilet Ponce-De Leon Rhea Dimaculangan Ramil De Jesus Kim Fajardo Jaja Santiago Foton Tornadoes F2 Logistics Cargo Movers Dawn Macandili Bia General Ara Galang Aby Marano 2016 PSL Season 2016 PSL All Filipino Conference

The F2 Logistics Cargo Movers ran over the Foton Tornadoes in straight sets, 25-11, 25-23, 25-14, to remain unbeaten after four games in the elimination round of the 2016 Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

F2 Logistics head coach Ramil De Jesus said their team chemistry was their biggest advantage.

“Hindi lang siguro masyadong nagg-gel pa ‘yung Foton, compared sa team [namin]. ‘Yung four kasi, La Salle, tapos ibi-blend mo na lang ‘yung mga dati kong players,” said De Jesus.

Aby Maraño started out hot, sparking a 15-4 run that gave F2 Logistics the cushion they needed to draw first blood against Foton with ease, 25-11.

The former UAAP MVP had 10 points off 7 attacks and three blocks.

De Jesus said the team especially worked on the connection between Maraño and setter Kim Fajardo’s during training.

“‘Yun ‘yung mina-maximize ko kasi sila ‘yung halos ‘di mag-abot e. Last game namin, kung mapapansin niyo, na-set [ni Kim], tapos ‘di tinamaan [ni Aby]. ‘Yung mga ganun ‘yung wino-work out namin sa training,” said the De La Salle University Lady Spikers’ mentor.

The second set was tighter, with the teams separated by only two points, 23-21, after two consecutive unforced errors for F2 Logistics that forced their head coach to call a timeout. Then, attacks by Kim Dy and Ara Galang took the set for the Cargo Movers, 25-23.

After the slight scare given by Foton in the previous set, the Cha Cruz-led squad gave no mercy in the final set, starting with a 10-1 run, which they rode towards a 25-14 set and match victory.

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Meanwhile, Jaja Santiago led all scorers with 13 markers off nine attacks, two blocks, and two aces.

The Cargo Movers (4-0) will have two weeks of rest before they face Standard Insurance (0-2) on July 17 at the Filoil Flying V Centre, while the Foton Tornadoes (2-2) will go up against the also-undefeated RC Cola (3-0) on July 14 at the Cuneta Astrodome.

“Ang target lang kasi muna namin is ‘yung top four. Siguro isa o dalawang panalo, secure ka na du’n sa top four,” closed De Jesus.

The Scores:

F2 Logistics (3) – Galang 11, Maraño 10, Reyes 8, Dy 8, Fajardo 6, Cruz 6, Baron 1, Gendrauli 0, Soyud 0, Macandili (L)

Foton (0) – Santiago 13, Ortiz 6, Orendain 4, Laure 4, Rondina 3, Perez 1, Dimaculangan 0, Cerveza 0, Araneta 0, Macatuno 0, General (L), Acevedo (L)