F2 COACH Ramil de Jesus urges the Cargo Movers to stick to the game plan as they try to stop the Petron Blaze Spikers in the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference finals.
De Jesus was team consultant while interim coach Arnold Laniog handled the F2 side, led by imports Maria Jose Perez and Kennedy Bryan, in the Grand Prix where they fell to the Lindsay Stalzer-powered Blaze Spikers in the finals.
De Jesus stressed that the Cargo Movers need to play much better to avoid the same result.
“Sa akin kasi kung ano man ‘yung naging result nung last Grand Prix siguro may kapabayaan din ‘yung team,” he said.
The La Salle Lady Spikers did not play for F2 in the Grand Prix, except for Majoy Baron, who was a late addition to the Cargo Movers.
Now the Lady Spikers are back as the Cargo Movers battle the Blaze Spikers for the fourth straight final.
The best-of-three series opens on Thursday at The Arena in San Juan.
“Kung hindi rin naman sila mageeffort at maglalaro ng maayos sa finals ganoon ulit magiging resulta,” he said.
“Kung gaano kauhaw ‘yung mga bata dapat maipakita nila sa loob ng court.”
De Jesus is hoping that the Cargo Movers bannered by current national team players Aby Maraño, Cha Cruz-Behag, Kim Fajardo, Majoy Baron, Kianna Dy and Dawn Macandili get their acts together in time as they battle the powerhouse Petron.
“‘Yung Petron kasi matagal na magkakasama. Malakas talaga na team, malalim ‘yung bench, at maayos ‘yung sistema,” said De Jesus, who also banks on former Lady Spiker Ara Galang and current DLSU stars Des Cheng, Michelle Cobb and Aduke Ogunsanya.
“So para matalo mo ‘yung ganung klaseng team, kailangan doble ‘yung effort mo kasi last time na huling naglaro kami (against Petron) puro gigil kami hindi nasunod ‘yung game plan,” he added.