Despite being the newest addition to the team, Myla Pablo is eager to take on the leadership role in F2 Logistics’ campaign in the 2023 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference.
And the veteran outside spiker definitely showed just that in her debut, unloading 21 points to go along with nine excellent digs and eight excellent receptions to spearhead the Cargo Movers’ 25-22, 25-21, 14-25, 20-25, 16-14 victory over PLDT on Tuesday night.
“Syempre po super happy sa F2 syempre alam naman natin na yung F2 matagal na silang magkakasama tapos parang ako lang yung nadagdag sa first six. Pero syempre kung ano yung ginagalaw ng team ngayon kailangan ko sabayan and especially ako yung inaasahan ng teammates, ng coaches lalo na sa mga crucial game,” said Pablo, a two-time league MVP.
“Kailangan talaga hindi lang si Ate Aby yung mag-lead sa team, kailangan ikaw din mismo mag-lead sa team mo para manalo and makuha namin yung mga bawat games namin,” she added.
Although she was shut down in the latter part of the match, Pablo provided leadership to F2 Logistics in their tight fifth set showdown against the High Speed Hitters.
F2 Logistics head coach Regine Diego said that she was grateful to have a group of veterans in the likes of Pablo, Cha Cruz-Behag, and Aby Marano that can lead the team especially during crucial times.
She also lauded Pablo for carrying the team’s offensive load early in the game and eventually adjusting after PLDT read her attacks.
“Myla I know can lead the team. She led the team naman talaga, may mga moments lang na syempre mababasa ka, laro ‘yan e. I respect the opponent grabe magaling sila mag-basa talaga, nabasa nila yung laro namin,” said Diego.
“Sobrang galing ni Myla for this game. Nakita namin na sobrang maasahan talaga siya sa scoring and sobrang laki ng na-contribute niya sa team and hopefully we can do more from that like other adjustments and all.”