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F2 slays Chery Tiggo to rule maiden PNVF Champions League


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Bucking two years of inactivity, F2 Logistics has slayed a giant to rule the inaugural Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Champions League.

The Cargo Movers swept Chery Tiggo, 25-20, 25-20, 25-22, in the finale.

F2 did not just beat the 2021 Premiere Volleyball League Open Conference champion,  but it also swept the six-day tournament for an immaculate 5-0 win-loss card.

The Cargo Movers will also get a chance to represent the Philippines in the Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship in May.

Kalei Mau led the offensive charge for F2, carving out 16 points while twin towers Majoy Baron and Aby Maraño combined for 17 markers to steer the Ramil de Jesus-mentored club to the top.

After making quick work of Chery Tiggo in the first two sets, F2 saw itself suddenly needing to step on the gas as the Crossovers were slowly mounting a comeback in the third frame.

After being down by three, national team mainstay Mylene Paat hit one from the opposite side to tie the game at 18. The Adamson University product then gave Chery Tiggo the lead, 19-18, before her own mishit gave F2 back the advantage, 22-21.

A combination play by Mau handed F2 the first match point but Dindin Santiago-Manabat saved one for Chery Tiggo, 24-22. Mau, though, continued her impressive plays as she capped off the victory with an open attack.

Chery Tiggo, playing without its star player in Jaja Santiago, was led by Santiago-Manabat who registered 17 points while Paat finished with 14 markers. —JST, GMA News

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