F2 LOGISTICS WINS INAUGURAL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WITHOUT DROPPING A SINGLE SET
F2 Logistics completed a perfect run to crown itself the first-ever PNVF Champions League women’s champion with a 25-20, 25-20, 25-22 victory over Chery Tiggo Thursday at Aquamarine Recreation Center in Lipa City.
The Cargo Movers also ended the short tourney with style, sweeping its way to the crown without dropping a single set for a perfect 5-0 card.
Chery Tiggo, who was missing the plays of Jaja Santiago due to her duties in the Japan V.League, fell short to follow up its Premiere Volleyball League Open Conference championship run and settled for the silver medal.
“I am very happy because it’s the first-ever national volleyball tournament title. It feels so good,” De Jesus said.
“The players are crying because this is the first time they played as a team after two years due to a pandemic. The advantage is that they have been together for a long time,” he continued.
Kalei Mau breakthrough with a dominant performance with 16 kills, 19 receptions, and 9 digs, while Iris Tolenada, who was acquired by F2 Logistics only last month as first-choice setter Kim Fajardo is recovering from injury, tossed 17 excellent sets to go with 4 service aces and a block.
Baron added nine points and three of the team’s seven kill blocks. Marano nailed seven attacks for her eight markers, while Dy finished with six including three blocks.
Dy, who was the most consistent player of the tournament, was later hailed as the Most Valuable Player and Best Opposite Hitter to lead F2 Logistics’ “Dream Team” awardees in the week-long tournament.
Meanwhile, Dindin Santiago Manabat paced Chery Tiggo with 17 points while Mylene Paat added 14 points off 12 attacks and two blacks and Joy Dacoron contributed 10 points.
Earlier, Petro Gazz claimed the third spot after taking down Tuguegarao Perlas Spikers in four sets, 25-11, 26-24, 19-25, 25-20, to finish the tournament with three wins and two losses.