F2 Logistics bounced back from a poor first set to beat Generika-Ayala, 15-25, 25-16, 25-13, 25-14, for its second straight win in the Philippine Superliga Invitationals on Tuesday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-purpose Sports Complex in Laguna.
The Cargo Movers needed a wake-up call in the first set before getting their act together to end their Pool B campaign with victories in two of their three matches.
As F2 Logistics continued to miss star Kalei Mau due to Achilles injury, Kianna Dy, Majoy Baron, Ara Galang and Des Cheng again took charge less than 24 hours after a three-set victory over Marinerang Pilipina at The Arena in San Juan City.
Dy scored on nine spikes and five kill blocks for 14 points to go with 11 digs. Galang had 13 points, Baron and Cheng chipped in 11 markers each, while Aby Maraño was also instrumental with nine points.
Cheng was named Player of the Game after delivering eight attacks and three aces on top of 19 digs and eight excellent receptions.
“Nung first set masyado kaming nag-relax tapos sobrang complacent namin na kaya namin yung game,” said Cheng. “But at the end of the set, na-realize namin na lahat ng teams lumalaban and kailangan namin mag-stick sa game plan namin.”
F2 Logistics, which finished the first round with 2-1 win-loss record, now moves on to the next stage where it joins Generika-Ayala, Sta. Lucia and Foton in Pool D.
“Kailangan yung focus namin pagpasok namin ng court andun agad. Hindi pwedeng biruin yung first set na nagkakapaan kami since marami na kaming experiences na magkakasama, dapat mas gamay na namin yung isa’t isa,” Cheng added.
Fiola Ceballos and Mean Mendrez, once again, carried the Lifesavers with 18 and 15 points, respectively, but 28 errors proved too much to overcome as the team reeled to its second straight loss in three outings.