F2 Logistics, Cignal book semis seats
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 17, 2019 11:02 PM
F2 Logistics set up a Final Four date with equally dangerous Foton.
F2 Logistics punched the last Final Four ticket after a clinical beating of Sta. Lucia Realty, 25-10, 25-14, 25-17, on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
The Cargo Movers needed only 76 minutes to show the Lady Realtors the exit door in the knockout match to book a semifinals showdown with Foton armed with a twice-to-beat advantage starting Tuesday.
Kalei Mau starred for F2 Logistics with 17 points off 13 spikers and four blocks while adding nine digs for her first semis stint.
Ara Galang added 11 points while middle blockers Majoy Baron and Aby Marano combined for 15 markers for the Cargo Movers.
“Sabi ko nga ito yung pinakaimportanteng game sa lahat so kung hindi ka mananalo dito, useless lahat ng pinaghirapan mo nung buong preliminaries,” said head coach Ramil De Jesus. “So talagang yung mindset namin, manalo ngayong araw na to.”
Pam Lastimosa scored 10 points for SLR, which lost 13 of its 15 games to end their campaign.
Meanwhile, Cignal threw its defensive blanket to frustrate Generika-Ayala, 25-15, 17-25, 25-18, 25-22, in the quarterfinals.
Filipino-American setter Alohi Robins-Hardy was the star of the show for the HD Spiker, who tallied 16 blocks to coast to the semifinals against top seed twice-to-beat defending champion Petron.
Robins-Hardy had a spectacular display of all-around brilliance, finishing with 19 excellent sets on top of 13 points while having seven of the HD Spikers 16 blocks.
Rachel Anne Daquis also led the charge with 14 points while Mylene Paat and Jovelyn Gonzaga nailed the finishing touches and added 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Fiola Ceballos had 25 points laced with 17 digs and eight excellent receptions, while Patty Orendain added 11 markers only for Generika-Ayala, which finished fourth with an 8-6 win-loss record, to fail winning the match that mattered most in their All-Filipino campaign.