Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

News

Lindsay Stalzer returns, drops 30 to lift F2 Logistics past UVC


With Lindsay Stalzer finally making her debut, the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers stayed perfect in the 2019 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix, staving off the United Volleyball Club, 23-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-22, at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Playing for her fourth team in six PSL seasons, the 34-year old Stalzer fueled F2 Logistics’ offense with 30 points from 25 attacks and five blocks. The Cargo Movers’ other import Becky Perry added 16 markers.

Three-time PSL champion head coach Ramil De Jesus admitted to Stalzer’s importance for the Cargo Movers.

“If she weren’t here, we would have probably lost 3-0,” said De Jesus.

“UVC is a really strong team that’s only beginning to get to know each other. Stalzer had only practiced with us twice before today, but she was already a great leader inside the court. We’re going to need more from her as the season progresses,” he added.

Three UVC players went for double-digits with Kalei Mau tallying 22 points, while opposite hitter Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani managed 18. Tai Manu-Olevao finished with 14.

Perry and Stalzer played pivotal roles in staving off UVC in the final set. F2 Logistics’ pair of American imports provided three of their last four points, with Perry serving an ace to shut down the match.

F2 Logistics’ precision shone in the third set. With UVC threatening to erase their lead, the Cargo Movers mustered a 3-0 burst from a combination of conversions from Stalzer and Baron, that opened a 23-19 gap. F2 Logistics setter Kim Fajardo shut the door on UVC, topping off a one-two play before finding an open Stalzer for a kill.

#ReadMore  Jones continues tear as TNT pulls away late against Columbian to stay at pole position

Both teams had their hard-hitting imports trade big blows in the second set. UVC’s Yaasmeem Bedart-Ghani propelled her squad from a 9-13 deficit to a 15-13 lead. Stalzer then countered with a run of her own, scoring thrice in a stretch that knotted the set at 20. F2 Logistics took over in the crucial moments, getting points from Stalzer and Baron, before UVC coughed up a net touch to cap the Cargo Movers’ set-clinching 3-0 run.

The first set also came down to the wire, as F2 Logistics climbed back from a two-point deficit and forced a 23-all tie thanks to a spike and block from Stalzer. The Cargo Movers’ momentum was immediately derailed following a Kim Fajardo service error and a Manu-Olevao off-the-block hit.

Both teams play their next matches on Thursday at the FilOil Flying V Centre. F2 Logistics (3-0) will take on the Foton Blue Energy (1-1), while UVC (2-2) face the Cignal HD Spikers (1-1).


The Scores

F2 Logistics (3) – Stalzer 30, Perry 16, Baron 8, Galang 8, Maraño 6, Fajardo 4, Cabanos 0, Morente 0, Macandili (L)

UVC (1) – Mau 22, Bedart-Ghani 18, Manu-Olevao 14, Angustia 5, Robins-Hardy 4, Palec 1, Tejada 1, Ahomiro 0, Tiu 0, Pineda (L)

Written By

Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.


You May Also Like

News

F2 Logistics is set to take its second leave of absence from the Premier Volleyball League. The Cargo Movers announced that they are set...

DLSU

National University is back on the UAAP women’s volleyball throne for the first time in 65 years. The Lady Bulldogs completed the UAAP Season...

DLSU

National University moved on the cusp of the UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball championship and a tournament sweep, staging a masterclass against De La...

ADMU

Two days after elimination at the hands of La Salle and a day before Father’s Day, Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro penned a heartfelt...

ADMU

Second seed De La Salle University clinched the last Finals ticket, dethroning fourth-ranked Ateneo de Manila University, 25-19, 25-20, 25-23, in the UAAP Season...

AdU

Adamson University kept its Final Four dream alive by capping off the elimination phase with a huge four-set win against De La Salle University,...

ADMU

De La Salle University notched its fifth-straight win, denying Ateneo de Manila University in a nail-biter, 19-25, 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 15-12, in the UAAP...

DLSU

De La Salle University continued its UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball tournament second round hot streak to four games, clipping University of the East,...

Advertisement