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    Sweet sweep as F2 Logistics dominates Cignal to end PSL All-Filipino title drought

    Aug 27, 2019
    PHOTO: marlo cueto

    F2 Logistics played like a well-oiled wrecking machine to sweep Cignal, 25-14, 25-16, 25-19, in Game Two of the best-of-three Finals series and capture the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference championship on Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

    The Cargo Movers made sure there would be no more comeback for the HD Spikers this time, as they brought out the brooms, dominating in just three sets.

    Kalei Mau, the difference-maker for F2 Logistics this conference, fulfilled her promise to win the All-Filipino title for the franchise with an unstoppable performance.

    Mau nailed the championship-clinching backrow kill that ended Cignal’s cinderella run from fifth seed to the Finals.

    Besides the Filipina-American hitter, the Cargo Movers unleashed a balance attack from Kianna Dy, Majoy Baron and Ara Galang to finally end a three-year title drought in the All-Filipino Conference.

    F2 Logistics captured its fourth overall PSL title since it last ruled the 2018 Invitationals.

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    “Namaximize namin yung mga simpleng galaw ng kalaban,” said F2 Logistics head coach Ramil De Jesus. “Nakita namin na hindi katulad last Saturday, lahat ng nagawa namin nandun sila. Ngayon mga simple lang na opensa namamatay.”

    “Nakita naman natin na lahat ng games ng Cignal is five sets. Talagang pagod na sila and burnout na sila sa lahat ng pagod nila,” he added.

    Mau, who consistently led the way for F2 Logistics right from her first game, delivered a tremendous 19-point performance off 17 kills, a kill block and an ace.

    Dy saved her best game in the championship with 13 points built on nine spikes and provided four of the eight team blocks, while Baron and Galang added six markers apiece.

    Kim Fajardo dished out 19 excellent sets and 10 digs, while Dawn Macandili had 20 digs.

    Unlike in Game One, where Cignal erased a two-set deficit before escaping with a 25-22, 26-24, 18-25, 17-25, 15-8 victory, the Cargo Movers waxed hot right from the first set before 23-10 to build a strong momentum.

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    F2 Logistics dominated the last two sets, especially the third frame with a comfortable 22-18 lead until Desiree Cheng nailed back-to-back winning attacks for the match-point, 24-19, before Mau’s game-winning back row kill.

    Nobody scored in double figures for Citnal with Jovelyn Gonzaga leading the way with nine markers, while Alohi Robins-Hardy had 20 excellent sets, 12 digs and seven markers.

    Rachel Anne Daquis struggled with six points as the HD Spikers ended their conference with a silver medal.

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