F2 Logistics sent Cocolife crashing back to earth after a straight-set victory, 26-24, 25-21, 25-21, in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix on Saturday at Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Bulacan.
Venezuelan import Maria Jose Perez finished with 17 points for the Cargo Movers, while American reinforcement Kennedy Bryan and Kim Dy added 10 markers apiece.
The 2016 All-Filipino champions remained unscathed as they romped to their third straight win to cement their hold of the second spot behind back-to-back defending champion Foton (4-0).
“Nakita ko na nagpanalo sa amin ay ‘yung determination ng mga players ko, wala pa kaming talo so ‘yun ang gusto naming i-maintain,” said F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus.
The veteran mentor revealed that his team gained momentum after winning the opening set, where F2 Logistics came from four points down, 20-24.
“Tulad naman ng ibang mga teams, hindi naman madaling kalaban ang Cocolife,” said de Jesus.
“Siguro breaks nung first set and then ‘yung momentum napunta sa amin. Iba kasi pag nakuha mo yung first set, nagiging confident ka pagdating mo ng second set,” he added.
American imports Taylor Milton and Shar Latai Manu-Olevao made 21 and 14 points, respectively, for Cocolife.
Coming from two consecutive victories, the Asset Managers dropped to 2-3 for a three-way logjam at the fifth spot with Generika-Ayala and Cignal.