For much of the 2017 Chooks-to-Go/Philippine Superliga Grand Prix conference, F2 Logistics’ veteran winger Cha Cruz sat on the bench and watched as their imports did most of the heavy-lifting, offensively.
However, when F2 Logistics was grasping for straws in Game Two, the now 29-year-old Cruz was ready to step in and show why she was a two-time Finals MVP in the UAAP.
The former PSL ambassador came in with F2 Logistics down 0-9 in the fourth set with Petron up 2-1 in sets.
Cruz not only produced eight points, but was also a main boon to F2 Logistics’ late defensive resurgence. The Cargo Movers ended up dominating and forcing a winner-take-all match on Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
“For the second and third set, we focused on the score. Sa fourth set? we didn’t wanna focus on the score, especially kasi ang layo,” recalled the 5-foot-11 spiker. “We had to take it one step at a time, one point at a time para pag nakapunta na kami doon, we can do our game na.
“It was all timing.”
Cruz, in all her time on the bench, never lost her zeal to win.
“Ako, as in deep in my heart, I have the spirit na I really wanna play.
“I wanna contribute for the team. Perfect timing na-pasok ako and I was able to deliver,” she thought.
Cruz is a proven winner, winning a total of four UAAP crowns and a PSL championship to boot. For Game Three, she believes that whatever happens, her team will be able to show their winning culture that they have developed throughout the years.
“This is our passion. I think kung ano passion mo, everything will come out especially alam namin ginawa sa training. Everything is paying off,” the former DLSU Lady Spikers shared.
“Continue lang na i-enjoy bawat moment na magkakasama.”
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