Galang, Mau lead Cargo Movers to 3-0 card
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 22, 2019 09:16 PM
F2 Logistics racked up three wins in a row.
IMUS CITY --- Ara Galang and Kalei Mau led the way as F2 Logistics solidified its hold of the top spot with a 25-9, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16, win over Foton in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Saturday at the Imus Sports Center here.
Galang uncorked 20 points off 16 kills, three kill blocks and an ace while Mau posted 15 markers and 22 digs for the Cargo Movers’ third win in as many games.
Majoy Baron added 11 points while Aby Marano and Kianna Dy scored nine and seven markers, respectively, as F2 Logistics handed the Tornadoes their second straight loss for a 1-2 card.
Shaya Adorador had 11 points and 14 digs to pace Foton. Dindin Santiago-Manabat and Jaja Santiago finished with nine and eight points, respectively.
Meanwhile, PLDT Home Fibr recovered from a rusty start to overcome Sta. Lucia, 22-25, 20-25, 25-16, 25-20, 15-8, to barge into the win column.
Jorelle Singh provided the spark, forcing the game into a deciding fifth set before going for the kill with a game-winning attack to tow the Power Hitters to their first win in two starts.
Gretchel Soltones led the charge with 16 kills, two aces and a block for 19 points, 19 digs and 18 excellent receptions while Singh proved that she belonged as she fired 16 hits off the bench, much to the delight of seasoned mentor Roger Gorayeb.
“I was looking for the right combination. I already shuffled my whole lineup to find it. I’m glad that Jorelle delivered,” said Gorayeb, referring to Singh who was not part of the roster in the Grand Prix.
“Jorelle is not lucky to be part of this team. She deserves it because she’s really good. She can kill the ball and outplay the blockers despite being small.”
Joyce Sta. Rita and Shola Alvarez also stepped up with eight points apiece while setter Jasmine Nabor made 25 excellent sets and three points as PLDT bounced back back from their first loss to F2 Logistics, 15-25, 25-27-25, 22-25, last Tuesday.
The Lady Realtors dominated the first two sets but the Power Hitters stole the momentum and took control of the third and fourth set with bench player Singh stepping up and delivering the crucial blows.
Sta. Lucia completely collapsed in the fifth where it notched six of its 48 errors, allowing PLDT to mount an 11-4 lead that set the stage for Singh’s game-winning hit.
MJ Phillips put up 19 points while Rachel Austero had 17 and Pam Lastimosa chipped in 14 markers for the Lady Realtors, who also drew impressive performance from Joy Dacoron and Amanda Villanueva.
The Lady Realtors fell to 1-2.