Petron considers early loss to F2 Logistics a character building experience crucial to title bid
Petron looks to add to thte PSL Grand Prix title it won on 2014. Jerome Ascano

TWO days before its title showdown for the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix, Petron already sent a thank you message to finals opponent F2 Logistics.

The Blaze Spikers credited the Cargo Movers for helping the team build character during their first meeting in the elimination round. F2 Logistics debuted with a huge win four-set win over Petron, snapping the team’s three-match winning run to open its tournament campaign.

“Una, nakilala namin ‘yung team namin kung nasaan na kami before, that time nung natalo kami,” admitted Petron coach Shaq delos Santos. “And mas marami kaming inimprove, dinevelop dun sa team namin.” 

“Nakita namin na mas kailangan pa namin ng bonding, ‘yung communication sa isa’t isa. Ang dami (naming natutunan) kaya sobrang thankful kami sa nangyari. May purpose talaga kung bakit nangyari yun,” he added.

Petron imports Lindsay Stalzer and Hillary Hurley also feel the same.

“That was definitely not our best game when we played them, we just couldn’t get our rhythm,” said Stalzer. “They’ve obviously gotten better but we have exponentially gotten better since that game.”

“I wanna say thank you to F2, actually, because after that loss, that was the fire that we needed to really come together as a team and we really developed since then so thank you and see you soon,” said Hurley.

The opener of the finals is on Tuesday at The Arena in San Juan.

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