Alam ko tumama talaga ‘yun -- Abigail Marano
Mark Escarlote on Aug 13, 2016 07:43 PM
Kung naging successful ‘yun malay mo makayanan namin na five-consecutive (points to tie) --- Abigail Marano
F2 Logistics’ Abigail Marano could only think of the ‘what ifs’ if they were successful in a crucial challenge in the last play of their 2016 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference best-of-three Finals series Game 2 against Foton on Saturday.
The Cargo Movers dropped a 25-18, 17-25, 22-25, 18-25, match against the pesky Tornadoes that evened the series at 1-1 forcing a winner-take-all on Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan.
Trailing the Tornadoes, 18-24, in the fourth set with Foton ahead in the match, the Cargo Movers challenged an outside call on an attack by Marano that went wide. The former De La Salle star, whom F2 Logistics acquired from Petron during the off season, felt that there was a block touch from Maika Ortiz in that block attempt with Patty Orendain.
The last play that F2 Logistics unsuccessfully challenged pic.twitter.com/lZLDmu9u3T— Mark Escarlote (@fromtheriles) August 13, 2016
“Alam ko tumama talaga ‘yun. At saka nakita ko (si ate Maika) na umamin siya sa teammate niya. Sa tingin ko ha (tumama) kasi narinig ko rin eh. Feel ko talaga touch ‘yun,” said Marano, who scored nine points.
The Cargo Movers immediately called for a video challenge. But after a long review, the challenge was denied as Foton celebrated its win.
Officials reviewed every angle of the said play using the state-of-the-art challenge system and saw that there was no touch on Foton’s end.
“Sabi ko hindi naman natin masasabi kung anong mangyayari eh. Kung naging successful ‘yun malay mo makayanan namin na five-consecutive (points to tie),” added Marano. “Hindi mo rin kasi masasabi eh. Malay mo 'yun ang maging fire namin para humabol kami o ma-change ang momentum.”
But the game was already decided and what F2 Logistics can only do right now is to lick their wounds and prepare for the sudden death.
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