LOST in the glow of Kalei Mau's standout performance for F2 Logistics in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference Finals against Cignal was Kim Kianna Dy's triumphant return.
After missing last year’s All-Filipino Finals and the whole 2019 Grand Prix due to a right knee injury, Dy rose to the occasion with a tremendous Game Two display that enabled F2 Logistics to complete a sweep of the title playoffs.
While Kalei Mau took individual honors with her 19-point explosion, Dy was just as instrumental in the Cargo Movers' masterful three-set win in Game Two on Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
“Iniisip ko na I have to give my all na kasi ayaw na namin mag-Game 3. So all or nothing na,” said Dy, who had 13 points built on nine spikes and provided four of the team's eight blocks.
By saving the best for last, the former De La Salle star helped the Cargo Movers regain lost glory after losing in four of the past six finals to Petron.
“Super saya ng feeling kasi ang tagal ko din hindi nagpa-finals,” said Dy. “I was trying to get my groove pa pero finally sa last game na to, nakuha ko na yung kumpiyansa ko kasi it’s very important to get your confidence back.”
F2 Logistics head coach Ramil De Jesus said the resurgence of Dy and setter Kim Fajardo was exactly the boost the team needed,
“Malaking bagay yung magkakabalik nila sa team and then lumalim yung bench namin maraming nagawang rotation,” De Jesus said.
After regaining her form and confidence, the opposite spiker can't wait to get going again in the PSL Invitational Conference.
“Dadalhin namin yung confidence namin coming from All-filipino and then training ulit balik sa Invitationals,” Dy said.