Cargo Movers shoot down Blaze Spikers in debut

Cargo Movers shoot down Blaze Spikers in debut
Majoy Baron of F2 Logistics hits an attack against the defense of Petron's Mika Reyes.

Games Tuesday:

(FilOil Flying V Centre)

2:00 p.m. –- Foton vs Iriga

4:15 p.m. –- UST vs Cocolife

7:00 p.m. –- F2 Logistics vs Sta. Lucia


BACOLOD CITY –- F2 Logistics debuted with a bang after shooting down erstwhile unbeaten Petron, 25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 25-22, Saturday night in the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at the University of St. La Salle gym here.

Playing in front of a huge crowd in the league’s first visit in the City of Smiles, the Cargo Movers snapped the Blaze Spikers’ three-game winning streak with a strong performance that could tilt the balance of power in this import-flavored tournament.

Six-foot-2 Venezuelan import Maria Jose Gonzales Perez scored all of her 18 points off kills while American Kennedy Bryan and Kim Kianna Dy chipped in 14 markers each for F2 Logistics, which exacted revenge on the same team that booted them out in the semifinals last year.

Libero Dawn Macandili was as always superb with her floor defense with 14 digs and 13 excellent receptions while Kim Fajardo tallied 25 excellent sets.   

But head coach Ramil De Jesus played down their victory, adding that they still have a lot to improve.    

“Breaks of the game lang siguro. Kita naman noong third set at second set may mga lapses pa kami sa rotation,” he said. “Sa kakulangan lang 'yun ng familiarity sa isa't isa. Siguro 'yun talaga ang kailangan namin lutasin sa mga susunod namin na laro.”

American reinforcement Hilary Hurley posted 21 points while Lindsay Stalzer and skipper Ces Molina got 13 each for Petron.

Mika Reyes and Ria Meneses had eight markers apiece in a lost cause for the Blaze Spikers. 



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