PETRON showed the heart of a champion fighting its way back from a two-set deficit before ending F2 Logistics’ 11-game unbeaten run with a fifth-set rout, 26-28, 27-29, 25-19, 25-20, 15-6, in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference on Thursday at the Arena in San Juan City.
The Blaze Spikers were on the brink of getting swept by the Cargo Movers losing the first two extended sets but they never wavered.
Down 0-2, Sisi Rondina caught fire in the third set to lead Petron's comeback and her tandem with Bernadeth Pons worked wonders in the fourth frame to force a decider.
The defending champions waxed hot in the fifth set as Rhea Dimaculangan’s fine setting embarked a strong start, while the Cargo Movers committed four straight miscues giving Petron a formidable 10-0 spread.
Kalei Mau kept F2 Logistics afloat scoring three of the team’s six points in the frame, 14-6, but Pons scored an off the block hit to deal their foes’ first defeat in 12 games.
Petron stole the solo first place with an improved 12-1 win-loss record, winning its 10th straight match.