F2 Logistics tightens grip of second spot
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 17, 2018 08:09 PM
Cha Cruz of F2 Logistics penetrates the defense of Foton's Maika Ortiz.
(Filoil Flying V Centre)
2:00 pm – Sta. Lucia vs Smart
4:15 pm – Generika-Ayala vs F2 Logistics
F2 Logistics hammered Foton from the service box before going for the kill to pull off an impressive 25-18, 23-25, 25-20, 25-16 victory in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Saturday at the Muntinlupa Sports Center.
Stacked against the taller Tornadoes, the Cargo Movers had a strong start and an even stronger finish to notch their third straight victory.
With the win, F2 Logistics tightened its grip on the second spot with a 5-1 (win-loss) card to move closer behind bitter rival Petron, which shut down its first round campaign with an immaculate 7-0 slate.
In the second game, Cignal clobbered Smart, 25-21, 25-18, 25-20, to step back on the winning track.
Jeane Horton and Sonja Milanovic conspired at the attack zone to power the HD Spikers to their third victory in six matches.
Horton, the power-hitting American, delivered 13 kills for 16 points while Milanovic chalked up 15 attacks also for 16 markers for Cignal, which limited Smart’s high-scoring import Gyselle Silva to only 22 markers.
Venezuelan Maria Jose Perez, the reigning Most Valuable Player, sizzled with 22 kills and two blocks to finish with 25 points while American Kennedy Bryan delivered 15 attacks for a 17-hit effort for the Cargo Movers, who asserted their dominance early on with Kim Fajardo unloading bombs from the service box.
A former UAAP Best Server awardee, Fajardo tallied six of the Cargo Movers’ 13 total aces, a fitting follow up to her five-ace output when they clobbered Cignal last Thursday.
The Cargo Movers will be facing Generika-Ayala in their last assignment in the first round on Tuesday for a win that will cement their hold of the second spot and avoid a second-round collision with powerhouse Petron.
Brooke Kranda and Elizabeth Wendel knocked down 17 and 16 points, respectively, for the Tornadoes, who suffered their fourth setback in six matches.