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Tornadoes take no. 3 seed, Cargo Movers end skid

MALOLOS  CITY -- Foton made a short work of winless Marinerang Pilipina, 25-15, 29-27, 25-14, to end the preliminary round on a high note in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center here. The Tornadoes finally arrested a three-game skid with sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago-Manabat delivering 16 points apiece to send the Lady Skippers into a winless campaign in the 14-game preliminaries. Manabat tallied 13 kills, two aces and a block laced with 11 digs, while Santiago nailed 14 kills and a pair of blocks. Wing spiker Mina Aganon and Elaine Kasilag were also instrumental with nine and eight points, respectively, as well as setter Gyselle Sy, who had 20 excellent sets on top of five markers. Eya Laure, who replaced injured Maika Ortiz, also made her PSL debut for Foton, but only played late in the second and third set finishing with two markers as she was obviously still adjusting to the team’s system. Foton finished the elimination round with an 8-6 win-loss record with idle Generika-Ayala, but the Tornadoes won the quotient with 25 points, two markers ahead of the Lifesavers. The Tornadoes secured the No. 3 spot in the knockout quarterfinals and will face No.6 PLDT on Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. Nobody scored in double figures for Marinerang Pilipina with Dimdim Pacres and Judith Abil leading the way with nine and eight markers, respectively, as they head into a titanic battle with No.1 Petron (13-1) in the knockout quarterfinals. Meanwhile, F2 Logistics snapped a two-game skid with a dominating 25-18, 25-14, 25-22, victory over Cignal to close the prelims with a 12-2 slate at no. 2 spot. Fil-American Kalei Mau registered 20 points off 16 attacks, two aces and two kill blocks while Majoy Baron and Ara Galang got 14 and 10 markers, respectively, for the Cargo Movers, who will face Sta. Lucia Realty in the quarterfinals. Rachel Anne Daquis was the only HD Spiker in double figures with 14 points. Cignal, which dropped to 7-7, will face Generika-Ayala in the knockout phase......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnAug 13th, 2019

Cargo Movers claim second straight title

F2 Logistics retained the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference title after staving off archrival Petron, 25-22, 25-18, 17-25, 22-25, 15-12, in an epic knock out battle Thursday night at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Kalei Mau, Kim Dy and conference Most Valuable Player Majoy Baron took matters into their own hands as the Cargo Movers displayed a well-orchestrated game plan as they stunned erstwhile undefeated Blaze Spikers. Mau, who early in the season-ending conference nursed an Achilles injury, fired 27 kills and had three aces for 30 points and tallied 21 digs for F2 Logistics, who won its second straight title this season after annexing the All-Filipino Conference crown. Baron had 15 points with four coming off kill blocks, Dy got 14 while skipper Aby Marano had five kill blocks in her 10-point outing for the Cargo Movers. “After nu’ng All-Filipino nasa vacation mode pa e. Tapos sabi ko sa kanila mas mahirap maglaro nang hindi tayo kumpleto like nu’ng mga elimination round wala si Kalei so nag-struggle talaga ‘yung team and ito nu’ng bumalik malaking bagay yung pagbalik niya,” said Cargo Movers coach Ramil De Jesus, who steered the club to its fifth title overall. F2 Logistics looked ready to win the fifth set in a lopsided manner, 9-4, before Petron threatened within two, 9-11, in a wild race to the finish with both teams using the Challenge system to contest every crucial point. But the Cargo Movers were able to protect the lead until the finish. Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Bernadeth Pons paced Petron, who defeated F2 Logistics in the elims in straights sets, with 23 and 18 points, respectively, while Sisi Rondina chipped in with 14 markers. Meanwhile, Cignal settled for the bronze medal following an emphatic 25-22, 25-15, 25-17 win over Foton. Roselyn Doria delivered six attacks, three blocks and two aces while skipper Rachel Anne Daquis and Mylene Paat had 10 and nine points, respectively, for the HD Spikers. Filipino-American setter Alohi Robins-Hardy also shone, finishing with 14 excellent sets with 10 markers built around four kills, three blocks and three aces. None from Foton emerged with double figures with Marian Buitre proving as the lone bright spot in the absence of towering sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat, who are still in Japan to compete in the prestigious V. Premier League. Worse, the Tornadoes lost CJ Rosario, who sprained her left knee after an awkward landing early in the third set. Buitre finished with nine points for Foton, which has yet to win the title after back-to-back conquests in the Grand Prix of 2014 and 2015. Baron also bagged the 1st Best Middle Blocker award while Doria got the 2nd Best Middle Blocker recognition. Rondina earned the Best Scorer and 1st Best Outside Spiker, Maizo-Pontillas brought home the Best Opposite Spiker, while Angel Legacion also of Petron was the Best setter. Fotons’ Shaya Adorador won the 2nd Best Outside Spiker while Jen Reyes pocketed the Best Libero plum.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2019

Petron continues fine form

Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Bernadeth Pons flexed their muscles on offense as Petron drubbed Generika-Ayala, 25-21, 25-14, 25-20, on Monday in the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The duo scored 14 points each and combined for 26 of the Blaze Spikers' 48 attacks. Sisi Rondina, Ces Molina and Remy Palma finished with six markers each for Petron's second straight win. Fiola Ceballos uncorked 13 attacks for 16 points while Mean Mendrez had 10 markers for the Lifesavers. In the other match, reigning champion F2 Logistics vented its ire on Marinerang Pilipina, 25-14, 25-17, 25-11, for a 1-1 slate. Following a frustrating 22-25, 23-25, 18-25 loss to rival Petron last Saturday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, the Cargo Movers bounced back with an easy win as Ara Galang, Majoy Baron and Kianna Dy provided the fire power on offense. Galang delivered 17 points off 14 kills and three blocks while Baron and Dy chipped in 12 points apiece and Desiree Cheng added nine markers and 13 digs for the Cargo Movers, who drew an explosive game from setter Kim Fajardo. Fajardo, who struggled last conference with a finger injury, scattered the offensive wealth with 21 excellent sets. F2 Logistics improved to 1-1 win-loss record in Pool B as it sent Marinerang Pilipina to its second straight defeat in their group.   Meanwhile, after  a luckless start, Foton finally got its swag back as it dominated PLDT Home Fibr, 25-21, 25-20, 25-18. The Tornadoes displayed a balanced attack to clobber the Power Spikers in 78 minutes and capture their first win after opening the season with back-to-back setbacks. Shaya Adorador paced the assault with 15 points laced with nine excellent reception and six digs while CJ Rosario manned the middle with five kills for 12 points for Foton, which is missing the services of Jaja Santiago, Dindin Manabat and Maika Ortiz. Santiago and Manabat are competing in the prestigious V.Premier League in Japan while Ortiz crashed with an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Elaine Kasilag was also impressive as she chipped in 10 hits while EJ Laure and Marian Buitre added eight markers. Foton coach Aaron Velez said he is glad that they finally got their first win without Santiago, Manabat and Ortiz. Foton forced a tie with PLDT with identical 1-2 win-loss cards before entering the second round, where the Tornadoes will be grouped in Pool D joining Sta. Lucia, Generika-Ayala and F2 Logistics. The Power Hitters missed their head coach Roger Gorayeb, who was under the weather, as last game’s top scorer Grethcel Soltones struggled with just four points, leaving Jerrili Malabanan to carry the cudgels with 11 points in a losing effort. PLDT will join Pool C in the next round together with Cignal, Petron and Marinerang Pilipina.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2019

F2 Logistics weathers Cignal’s challenge, draws first blood

F2 Logistics got a big scare after squandering a two-set lead before hanging tough in the deciding frame to weather a determined Cignal side, 25-22, 26-24, 18-25, 17-25, 15-8, in Game 1 of the 2019 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Finals on Saturday at the Big Dome. The Cargo Movers drew first blood in the best-of-three series but not after sweating it out in five sets to move a step closer to claiming their first AFC crown since winning it all in 2016. Kalei Mau poured in 27 points with 25 coming off kills and added six excellent receptions for F2 Logistics. Ara Galang and Majoy Baron finished with 11 markers each.    F2 Logistics took advantage of the HD Spikers’ unforced errors and difficulty in controlling the first ball in the deciding frame to open 9-4 gap. “Nu’ng nag-8-4 medyo kontrolado na namin na sitwasyon,” said F2 Logistics head coach Ramil De Jesus, whose wards will try to close the series on Tuesday at the MOA Arena.    The Cargo Movers went up 10-6 before Cignal coach Edgar Barroga burned his two challenges that were unsuccessful as F2 Logistics extended its lead to 12-6. Rachel Anne Daquis stopped the bleeding before Desiree Cheng put the Cargo Movers at match point. Jovelyn Gonzaga saved a match point before F2 Logistics finished off the HD Spikers. “Wala akong ini-expect na madaling laban. Ini-expect talaga namin na hindi madaling laban ang pagdadaanan namin,” said De Jesus. Janine Navarro scored 16 points while Jovelyn Gonzaga had 12 markers for Cignal. Setter Alohi Robins-Hardy tallied 17 excellent sets on top of 11 points. Meanwhile, Sisi Rondina delivered big as she came through with clutch hits to power Petron to a 28-26, 25-27, 25-21, 24-26, 15-12 win over Foton in the bronze-medal match. Rondina, the reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player, scored five of Petron’s last six points for the Blaze Spikers, who were relegated to the consolation round following a pair of semifinal setbacks to Cignal. Down, 5-9, in the fifth set, the Blaze Spikers inched to within two, 9-11, as Rondina put Petron at match point, 14-11. Dindin Santiago-Manabat saved a match point, 12-14, before Rondina sealed the win for Petron. Rondina finished with a game-high 33 points, built on 30 attacks, in the match that took almost three hours to finish. Team captain Ces Molina had 15 points for Petron, while Mika Reyes and Remy Palma each added 11 markers. Dindin Santiago-Manabat led the way for the Tornadoes, with 26 points, while Jaja Santiago chipped in 22, Mina Aganon had 11, Eya Laure scored 11 and Shaya Adorador contributed 10 markers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 24th, 2019

PSL: F2 tossers seek end to 2-game losing skid

F2 Logistics tries to recover from two straight losses when it meets Cignal on Tuesday in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at the Malolos Sports & Convention Center. Match is at 7 p.m. with the Cargo Movers seeking to end the double-round eliminations on a high note following defeats to defending champion Petron that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 12th, 2019

PLDT, Petron survive cliffhanger battles

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- Fans inside the jampacked Corpus Christi Gym here were treated to a night of thrill and excitement as Petron and PLDT Home Fibr carved out amazing five-setter victories in the 2019 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference on Saturday. Sisi Rondina delivered a performance to remember after dropping 32 points in the defending champion Blaze Spikers’ 25-23, 24-26, 24-26, 25-22, 19-17, win over Foton to lock the no. 1 seeding in the quarterfinals. The 5-foot-6 hotshot towered over the giants of the Tornadoes to fill up the stats sheet with 27 attacks, a game-high four kill blocks and an ace laced with 20 digs and 10 excellent receptions for Petron’s 11th straight win to end preliminary round. The Blaze Spikers closed the round with a 13-1 record at the top spot. “Grabe! Grabe! Bilib ako sa puso ng team. Ramdam na namin yung pagod nila pero siyempre sabi ko nga sa kanila wag maggigive up,” said Petron head coach Shaq Delos Santos. “Talagang grabe sila (Foton). Grabeng effort yung ginawa nila at yung eagerness nila na talunin kami.”         Foton controlled the fifth set early before Petron stepped on the gas to engage the Tornadoes in a mad dash to the finish. Rondina made amends on an earlier error with an off the block kill to put Petron at match point before Bernadeth Pons sealed the deal with a cross-court hit. Skipper Ces Molina and Mika Reyes finished with 13 points each while Pons had 12 markers all coming off attacks for Petron, which will take on Marinerang Pilipina in the knockout quarterfinals. Dindin Santiago-Manabat led Foton, which fell to 7-6 card tied with Cignal, with 31 points anchored on 28 kills and three kill blocks. Jaja Santiago had 26 markers while Elaine Kasilag had 11 for the Tornadoes. Meanwhile, Jerrili Malabanan and Grethcel Soltones rose to the occasion as PLDT Home Fibr shocked powerhouse F2 Logistics, 25-21, 26-28, 15-25, 25-19, 15-11, in the curtain-raiser. Down 1-2 in the match as the Cargo Movers dominated them in the resumption of the third set, the duo of Malabanan and Soltones lifted the Power Hitters to force a decider, where both squads fought toe-to-toe lasting for three hours and 31 minutes due to air-conditioning malfunction. Tied at nine in the fifth set, Malabanan scored three of the team’s four straight points to reach match point, 14-10, before Kalei Mau saved a point. But Soltones soared to close out the match and sent F2 Logistics to its second straight defeat. Malabanan and Soltones finished with 21 points apiece with the San Sebastian College standout also putting up 24 digs and 19 excellent receptions. PLDT finished the preliminary with a 6-9 win-loss card, locked in at No.6. Game officials decided to temporarily stop the match with F2 Logistics holding an 8-7 lead in the third frame. It took almost an hour for the venue to reach a cool temperature before referees resumed the game with the Cargo Movers blazing hot dominating the third set for a 2-1 match advantage. But the Power Hitters caught fire in the last two sets also drawing a great game from setter Jasmine Nabor, who had 31 excellent sets on top of six points, as well as Aiko Urdas adding 10 markers. Mau erupted with 28 points including 19 digs and 10 excellent receptions while Ara Galang and Majoy Baron had 19 and 18 points, respectively, for the Cargo Movers, who suffered their second straight setback. Aby Marano added 12 markers while Kim Fajardo returned to action from a fracture finger last conference with 15 excellent sets as F2 Logistics slid to No. 2 with an 11-2 card......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 10th, 2019

Galang, Mau lead Cargo Movers to 3-0 card

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......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2019

Mau delivers in debut for 2-0 Cargo Movers

Fil-American Kalei Mau debuted with na bang for F2 Logistics as she powered the Cargo Movers to a 25-15, 27-25, 25-22, demolition of PLDT Home Fibr on Tuesday in the 2019 Superliga All-Filipino Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Mau, who missed the team’s first game to give her more time to learn head coach Ramil De Jesus’ system, hammered 14 kill blocks with two aces and a kill block for 17 points for F2 Logistics, which won their second straight match. “Not bad para sa unang game ng bago sa team,” said De Jesus referring to Mau, who had 14 digs and eight excellent receptions. Team captain Aby Marano, Ara Galang and Kim Kianna Dy scored nine markers each for the Cargo Movers. Grethcel Soltones and Gen Casugod had 14 and 11 points, respectively, for PLDT.     Meanwhile, Generika-Ayala vented its ire on Marinerang Pilipinas following a 25-18, 25-15, 25-23 win for a 1-1 win-loss slate. After getting blown out by F2 Logistics straight sets in the opener last Saturday, the Lifesavers bounced back to barge into the win column, sending the Lady Skippers to their second straight loss in one hour and 23 minutes. Patty Orendain, who struggled on opener, put up an all-around performance for Generika-Ayala with 18 points off 15 attacks, a pair of aces and a block and had 16 digs and eight excellent receptions. Ria Meneses and Fiola Ceballos had 11 points each while Angeli Araneta added eight markers for the Lifesavers. Dimdim Pacres was the lone double digits scorer with 11 points while Chiara Permentilla scored seven markers off the bench for the Lady Skippers. In the other match, Elaine Kasilag finished with a game-high 20 points in Foton’s 17-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-21, victory over Sta. Lucia. Didin Santiago-Manabat had 16 points while Jaja Santiago and Maika Ortiz posted 11 markers apiece for the Tornadoes, which recovered from a poor start. MJ Phillips led the Lady Realtors with 19 points while Amanda Villanueva finished with 13 markers, 13 digs and 12 excellent receptions in a lost cause.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

Tornadoes, Cargo Movers eye 2nd wins

Tornadoes, Cargo Movers eye 2nd wins.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

Cargo Movers halt Tornadoes winning run

IMUS CITY, Philippines – F2 Logistics snapped Foton’s winning run as it pulled off a masterful 25-15, 23-25, 25-23, 26-24 victory in the Asics Philippine Sup.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2016

Marano hosts block party in F2 Logistics win

IMUS CITY – F2 Logistics hosted a block party and Aby Marano hogged the spotlight as the Cargo Movers snapped the defending champion Foton Tornadoes’ winning run with a 25-15, 23-25, 25-23, 26-24 victory in the 2016 PSL Grand Prix at the Imu.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2016

Foton Tornadoes tatangkaing dungisan ng F2 Logistics Cargo Movers

Foton Tornadoes tatangkaing dungisan ng F2 Logistics Cargo Movers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2016

Tornadoes stay unbeaten, Cargo Movers strike

Tornadoes stay unbeaten, Cargo Movers strike.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 12th, 2016

Cargo Movers tame Tornadoes, bag title

MANILA, Philippines – F2 Logistics pulled off a tense 18-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-19 victory over Foton last night to capture the 2016 Philippine Superliga (PSL).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2016

Cargo Movers reign supreme in PSL All-Filipino Conference

F2 Logistics copped the 2016 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference crown Wednesday with a come-from-behind 18-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-19 win over Foton Tornadoes in the deciding match of the best-of-three title series at The Arena in San Juan. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 17th, 2016

Tornadoes vs Cargo Movers: Matira-matibay

Tornadoes vs Cargo Movers: Matira-matibay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2016

LAST DANCE: Cargo Movers, Tornadoes battle for glory

Intensity reaches fever pitch as F2 Logistics and Foton dispute the crown in Game 3 of the 2016 Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference women’s volleyball tournament best-of-three finals series Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 16th, 2016

Cargo Movers target clincher vs Tornadoes

MANILA, Philippines - F2 Logistics shoots for a sweep and the crown as it faces Foton in Game 2 of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference women’s v.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2016

Cargo Movers try to finish off Tornadoes

Cargo Movers try to finish off Tornadoes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2016

Cargo Movers, Tornadoes start dream title playoff

MANILA, Philippines – F2 Logistics and Foton face off today in what promises to be a slam-bang duel between two of the country’s best clubs in Game One of th.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2016

PBA: Losing skid worries coach Yeng as no. 1 NLEX enters playoffs

Despite being the no. 1 seed in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs, NLEX’s road to the quarterfinals is not exactly inspiring. The Road Warriors lost their last two games of the elimination round and no. 8 Northport was one of the teams that beat up NLEX. “Hindi ko rin alam nangyari eh. We’re just playing badly. The last two games were our worst games,” head coach Yeng Guiao said. “It’s kind of worrying to me kasi we should be peaking at this point, but pababa yung laro namin. I think that’s a reason to worry,” he added. Still, not all is lost for NLEX. Being the no. 1 team means that the Road Warriors have been pretty good all tournament long. Being no. 1 also comes with a twice-to-beat advantage. That playoff bonus should come in handy for NLEX. “I guess it’s also good for us to have lost the first game. We know we have a twice-to-beat advantage, we know that false sense of confidence that we probably had the last time is going to be erased because they beat us,” Guiao said. “We know we have a hard game because they already know they can beat us so we will need all the intensity and preparation to beat NorthPort. Of course, even if you have a twice-to-beat advantage, your mentality is you only have one chance,” Coach Yeng added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2019