Coming into the PSL All-Filipino Cup Finals on the heels of a six-game winning streak, the F2 Logistics loss in Game One came in disappointing fashion.
Facing the Petron Blaze Spikers, the Cargo Movers struggled to keep momentum on their side. The Petron defense stymied F2 Logistics into frustration and a straight-sets loss, 25-23, 25-21, 25-19.
Admittedly, F2 Logistics head coach Ramil De Jesus saw a different Cargo Movers squad in Muntinlupa. The defending champions’ lapses were far from their usual crisp and disciplined execution.
“Sa nakita ko kanina hindi ‘yun ang laro ng F2 so sabi ko kailangan balik tayo,” said the 10-time UAAP champion head coach. “Minsan ang adrenaline mataas, nasabi ko lang ang mga dapat kong sabihin regarding sa mga mistakes kanina so ni-remind ko sila na dapat hindi na maulit ‘yun and dapat mas kilala ang sarili nila inside the court.
“Siguro most of my players are selected sa national team so dapat pang-national team ang laro nila.”
De Jesus and the Cargo Movers have been through similar situations, down 0-1 in a best-of-three series in the UAAP.
“Masasabi ko hindi pa tapos, may Thursday pa,” De Jesus said with confidence.
With all their experience it will be tough to put away F2 Logistics in Game Two on Thursday.
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