By John Bryan Ulanday
Center Gym, Lipa, Batangas)
10 a.m. – Baguio vs. Tuguegarao Perlas
1:30 p.m. – California Precision Sports vs. Chery Tiggo
4 p.m. – Petro Gazz vs. F2 Logistics
LIPA CITY — F2 Logistics picked up where it left off and blanked the Baguio Lady Highlanders, 25-12, 25-10, 25-6, to stay perfect in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Champions League yesterday at the Aquamarine Recreational Center Gym here.
It’s the second straight sweep for the Cargo Movers following a 25-21, 25-14, 25-19 victory over the Antipolo-based California Precision Sports (CPS) on Saturday for their roaring volleyball comeback from a 20-month hiatus.
With star spiker Kalei Mau and skipper Aby Maraño playing only in the first set, Kianna Dy took over with 13 markers on 11 kills as all other Cargo Movers saw action to prepare for a dreaded three-game stretch ahead.
Mary Rose Cailing (7), Majoy Baron (6) and Ara Galang (5) threw in help for Ms. Dy as Des Cheng, Tin Tiamzon, Iris Tolenada and Dawn Macandili also had limited minutes in F2’s lopsided win highlighted by a 14-0 start in the third set.
F2 clashes next with contenders Petro Gazz, Perlas and Premier Volleyball League (PVL) champion Chery Tiggo for the deciding schedule in the short six-team Champions League that will hail the top seed as the champion after the single-round robin format.
“Every team plays consecutive games here so you have to rotate your players well. We just gave exposure to all our players for different combinations that we can have in our sleeves down the road,” said coach Ramil de Jesus.
Mary Rose Cariño served as the only bright spot for the Lady Highlanders with seven markers as they slid to 0-2.
In the first match, Nicole Tiamzon (18) and Mich Morente (11) connived as Tuguegarao Perlas vented its ire on the young CPS squad with a 25-20, 25-27, 25-15, 25-17 win to improve at 1-1 after bowing to Chery Tiggo 25-22, 20-25, 25-14, 25-23 the other day.
CPS slipped to 0-2 despite the 18 markers of Casiey Monique Dongallo.
Chery Tiggo (1-0) and Petro Gazz (1-0) were to play last night in the main game.