F2 Logistics on the brink of clinching Champions League title

F2 Logistics is on track of earning the inaugural Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Champions League women's tournament title after another straight-set victory, 25-18, 25-18, 25-19, over the Tuguegarao Perlas Spikers on Tuesday, November 23 at the Aquamarine Recreational Center in Lipa City, Batangas.

F2 is undefeated in four games and stands on top of the table with 12 points.

The Cargo Movers have not dropped a set, but reigning Premier Volleyball League (PVL) champion Chery Tiggo gets in their way as the two teams face each other to cap off the tournament on Thursday, November 25 at 4 pm.

Kim Dy led the Cargo Movers with 12 points, while setter Iris Tolenada had a solid all-around game of 10 points, including three aces and three blocks, and tossed in 20 excellent sets for F2 Logistics.      

Aby Maraño had four blocks for a 10-point outing while Majoy Baron chipped in 10 points.

As Dy took over Mau's scoring load, she bore the fruit of her hard work after representing the Philippines in the Asian Club Volleyball Championships last October.

"I think that was one thing that I really worked on. I told myself that I have to improve my floor defense and that's what I need to continue working on," Dy said.

The Cargo Movers, though, are still determined to give their all against the Chery Tiggo Crossovers even without the presence of their star Jaja Santaigo

"Chery Tiggo is a tough team. Their morale is still high after winning the PVL. Good thing Jaja is not around," head coach Ramil de Jesus said. "We still have the same preparation. Hopefully, everyone will be healthy."       

The Perlas Spikers dropped to fourth place with a 2-2 card. They must beat PetroGazz Angels convincingly on Thursday at 1:30 pm to achieve a podium finish in the tournament.

The Crossovers and the Angels are now tied at second and third places with 2-1 records.

Nicole Tiamzon had nine kills, while Norielle Ipac had two blocks to finish with nine points for the Perlas Spikers.

Earlier, California Precision Sports (CPS) earned their first win of the tournament over Baguio City, 25-14, 23-25, 25-11, 25-12. – Rappler.com