Cargo Movers haul 10th straight win
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 27, 2019 11:19 PM
Kalei Mau collected 25 points to lead unbeaten F2 Logistics to its 10th win in a row.
F2 Logistics flirted with disaster before escaping with a thrilling 25-19, 25-27, 25-22, 18-25, 15-13 win over Generika-Ayala to preserve its unbeaten record in the 2019 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre.
The Cargo Movers nearly collapsed in the deciding set as they committed five of their 32 errors but recovered just in time to escape with their 10th straight win.
F2 Logistics trailed, 7-10, in the fifth set before Desiree Cheng, Ara Galang and Kianna Dy stopped the bleeding and knotted the frame at 11.
Skipper Angeli Araneta tried to keep the Lifesavers afloat with an attack, but she crashed with a knee injury, allowing the Cargo Movers to deliver the knockout blows and wrap up the battle after two hours and 42 minutes.
Kalei Mau had 25 points but struggled at the attack zone, hitting only 24 of 77 attempts and protected the floor with 23 digs and 16 excellent receptions while Ara Galang put up 16 points.
Majoy Baron hosted a block party providing nine of her team’s 17 blocks for 14 points. Cheng added 10 markers while Dawn Macandili was everywhere with 43 digs and 12 excellent receptions.
Fiola Ceballos led Generika-Ayala with 22 points including 27 digs. Patty Orendain had 16 points including 11 excellent receptions, while Araneta and Ria Meneses added 11 markers apiece.
The Lifesavers dropped to 6-5 win-loss record at fourth place.
Meanwhile, Cignal turned back a feisty Marinerang Pilipina side, 25-20, 25-15, 24-26, 27-25, for a 5-5 slate at fifth spot.
Rachel Anne Daquis led the way for the HD Spikers with 18 points off 14 hits, three kills blocks and an ace while Mylene Paat finished with 14 markers.
Six-foot-2 setter Alohi Robins-Hardy tallied 19 excellent sets and scored 13 points for Cignal.
The Lady Skippers avoided a shut out as Cignal squandered its match point advantage, 24-22. But Marinerang Pilipina paid dearly in their gallant stand as outside hitter Chiara Permentilla was stretchered off the court after hurting her left knee following an awkward landing after a spike attempt that was turned back by Robins-Hardy’s solid block with the set at tied 19-all.
The Lady Skippers forced two deuces in the fourth before the the HD Spikers pulled off their escape following an error by Marinerang Pilipina sealed by a Roselyn Doria block on Caitlyn Viray.
Zilfa Olarve scored 13 points off the bench, veteran Ivy Remulla had 12 points while Permentilla chipped in 11 points in the Lady Skippers' 10th defeat in as many games.