By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
The star-studded F2 Logistics Cargo Movers finally booked its first-ever playoff ticket after outdueling the Army-Black Mamba, 25-15, 20-25, 25-20, 25-13, in the ongoing Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Filipino Conference last March 11, 2023.
After a successive streak of disappointing PVL runs, the Cargo Movers finally rediscovered its identity as one of the top teams in PHL volleyball.
The five-time Philippine Superliga (PSL) queens showed their firepower against the veteran Black Mamba team and proved to be just too much for the winless squad of the tournament.
Kim Kianna Dy once again top-scored for F2 Logistics after dropping 22 big points built from 18 successful attacks alongside three service aces and a block.
Dy, who became the most consistent scorer of the Cargo Movers this conference, solidified her case as a candidate for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) feat.
The former DLSU Lady Spikers standout displayed her offensive variety and always kept Army’s middle blockers guessing.
It was in the last two sets that Dy went unconscious and dictated the pace for the Cargo Movers after her team got stunned in the second set.
Backstopping Dy was skipper Aby Maraño who added 13 markers while Kim Fajardo orchestrated F2’s executions to perfection after dishing out 23 excellent sets.
“I’m happy because I’m part of this. Maybe it’s one of the, naka-lista na siya para sa F2 history and PVL history and I’m happy that I’m all with these girls because they have been working hard, all of us have been working hard for this,” said F2’s head coach Regine Diego.
With the win, the Cargo Movers ended its elimination round with an impressive 6-2 win-loss record, their best output since joining the PVL two years ago.