F2 Lo­gis­tics top­ple Ce­safi se­lec­tion

F2 Lo­gis­tics Cargo Movers sweep Ce­safi All Stars in 55 min­utes

Cebu Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - By John Carlo Vil­laruel COR­RE­SPON­DENT

De­spite hav­ing lit­tle time to rest, the F2 Lo­gis­tics Cargo Movers still pulled off a dom­i­nat­ing win against the Ce­safi Vol­ley­ball Women’s All-Star team, 25-21, 25-19, 25-14, in the first Ce­safi All-Star Week­end yes­ter­day at the Univer­sity of San Car­los (USC) Main gym­na­sium.

It took just 55 min­utes for the 2016 Philip­pine Su­perliga (PSL) All-Filipino Cup cham­pi­ons to wrap up the game against some of the best women’s vol­ley­ball play­ers from the Ce­safi.

What made the win more spe­cial is that F2 Lo­gis­tics ba­si­cally went straight into ac­tion af­ter ar­riv­ing in Cebu just a few hours be­fore the game. The Cargo Movers ar­rived Fri­day morn­ing and im­me­di­ately got ready for the 5 p.m. game.

But the pow­er­house squad, com­posed of cur­rent and for­mer La Salle vol­ley­belles, showed no signs of fa­tigue from the plane trip as it took an early 18-12 lead and held on to take the first set, 25-21.

The Ce­safi All Stars tried to put up a fight as they gave the vis­it­ing team all they could muster, cut­ting the deficit to three, 21-18, late in the sec­ond. But the Cargo Movers had an an­swer for ev­ery run as they closed out the sec­ond set on a 4-1 ram­page to take a com­fort­able 2-0 lead.

The Cargo Movers then fin­ished off the Cebu team, 25-14, in the third.

De­spite the win, Cargo Movers head coach Ramil de Jesus was im­pressed with how the Ce­safi se­lec­tion played.

“On this level of play, the lo­cal team re­ally played very well,” De Jesus said.

Ce­safi All-Star head coach Grace An­tigua also said she was sat­is­fied with the team’s per­for­mance. She is hop­ing the team can still put up a de­cent fight in their fi­nal en­counter at 5:30 p.m. to­day.

“What we need is height to beat this team,” An­tigua said in jest.

Marie Mala­gar is the tallest in the Ce­safi side at 5 feet and 9 inches.

F2 Lo­gis­tics is owned by Efren E. Uy, whose roots are from Cebu.

Mean­while, the vol­ley­ball clinic which will be con­ducted by coaches and play­ers of the Cargo Movers will be held at 9 a.m. to­day at the Univer­sity of San Jose-Reco­le­tos (USJ-R) Basak Cam­pus.

In the lone Ce­safi men’s match yes­ter­day, the Univer­sity of the Visayas (UV) handed South­west­ern Univer­sity–Phinma its first loss in three games with a 26-24, 25-22, 1025, 25-13 de­ci­sion.

JOHN CARLO VIL­LARUEL

Play­ers and team of­fi­cials from both the Ce­safi All Stars and the vis­it­ing F2 Lo­gis­tics Cargo Movers gather at cen­ter court of the USC Main gym be­fore the start of the game.

CDN PHOTO/CHRIS­TIAN MANINGO

F2 Lo­gis­tic’s Fritz Gal­len­ero (8) and Aduke Ogun­sanya (13) de­fend the at­tack of Ce­safi All Stars’ Daniella Alfeche.

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