With its stacked lineup, F2 Logistics was deemed to be one of the favorites in the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.
But the Cargo Movers have not been living up to the hype, bowing to Chery Tiggo in straight sets in their opener before falling to Choco Mucho in four on Thursday.
And being at the bottom of the nine-team field early, F2 Logistics captain and import Lindsay Stalzer finds it heavy.
“I let the team know how upset I am and heartbroken about that because it’s serious, we can’t just take these losses lightly,” said the three-time Cargo Movers reinforcement after their 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 24-26 loss to the Flying Titans at the Philsports Arena.
“We definitely had every opportunity to win that game and we let it slip through our fingers.”
The 38-year-old Stalzer, who had 26 points, called on her team to wake up and get out of the early hole they themselves dug.
“I let everyone know that can’t happen and we all need to be accountable for that loss and we need to really make an effort to improve in the coming weeks because it’s urgent. We need to get those wins,” said the American spiker out of Illinois.
With Stalzer the first to admit they’ve been lacking, she was also the first to point out the good things they did on the floor.
This is Stalzer’s first game after missing their debut due to health and safety protocols. Tin Tiamzon (health and safety protocols), Dawn Macandili (undisclosed injury), and CJ Saga are all yet to play.
“Give us a little leeway and we’re finally, you know we had some good points. We had some really good plays and we’re showing some really impressive talent,” said Stalzer.
“I’m not too worried but I know we just need to step it up.”