PSL: Kalei Mau powers F2 to 2nd win
MANILA, Philippines – F2 Logistics overpowered the PLDT Home Fibr in straight sets, 25-15, 27-25, 25-22, in the 2019 PSL All-Filipino conference on Tuesday, June 18, at Filoil Flying V Centre.
Fil-Hawaiian Kalei Mau powered F2 with 17 points in her debut, putting the Cargo Movers at 2-0 in the standings.
Lady Fibr Hitters absorbed their first loss in the tournament, but NCAA Superstar Grethcel Soltones scored 14 points.
Earlier, Generika-Ayala clinched a win against the Marinerang Pilipina after a dominant straight-set victory, 25-18, 25-15, 25-23.
Generika-Ayala avenged its first loss to F2 Logistics and improved to a 1-1 team standing.
Patty Orendain led the Lifesavers with 18 points off 15 attacks, 1 block, 2 aces, while making 6 excellent digs. Ria Meneses and Fiola Ceballos chipped in 11 points each.
Unlike Generika-Ayala's dominant outing in the first two sets, Lady Skippers made an unexpected turnaround as they managed to cut lead to 1 point, but it was not enough to extend the match for Marinerang Pilipina.
Dimdim Pacres was the lone double-digit scorer with 11 points for the Marinerang Pilipina.
Foton was also off to a good start in its opening game clash with the Sta. Lucia Realtors with a four-set win, 17-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-21.
The Realtors built on their first-set lead as the Tornadoes were unable to stop the bleeding.
In the 2nd set, sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago Manabat powered Foton's net defense which evened the match at 1-1.
Elaine Kasilag stormed down the stretch to seal the win for the Tornadoes.
"Iniisip ko 'yung hirap namin ng team sa training. So dapat ang mindset namin is kung ano ‘yung pinaghirapan namin dapat may kapalit. So ayun, para sa mga teammates ko 'yun (I was thinking about our team's efforts at training. So what our mindset should be is our efforts should pay off. So that's what happened, that's for my teammates)," said Kasilag.– Czarina Brozo/Rappler.com