By Kristel Satumbaga
(The Arena, San Juan City)
4 p.m. – Cignal vs Sta. Lucia
6 p.m. – Generika-Ayala vs Foton
F2 Logistics rode on a second-set explosion in blasting Sta. Lucia, 25-22, 25-3, 25-12, on Thursday to remain unscathed in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at The Arena in San Juan City.
The Cargo Movers brushed off a slow start before turning the second frame into a virtual workout with a 25-3 decision — the biggest margin ever tallied in the six-year-old league.
Kalei Mau fired 13 points while Ara Galang added 11 points to anchor F2 Logistics to its eighth straight victory and duplicate its 25-15, 25-14, 25-21 first-round triumph against Sta. Lucia.
Libero Dawn Macandili took charge of the floor defense with 24 digs and seven receptions as the Cargo Movers almost played flawlessly by giving up only four points on errors.
Majoy Baron also contributed with nine points spiked by five blocks.
F2 Logistics coach Ramil De Jesus was surprised by the second-set turnout, but said that they never had a service error while Sta. Lucia failed to pass the ball.
Andrea Marzan and Roselle Baliton finished with eight and seven points for Sta. Lucia, which absorbed its eighth defeat against a lone victory.
Meanwhile, Sisi Rondina came up big, delivering back-to-back hits to power Petron to a come-from-behind 17-25, 21-25, 25-11, 25-17, 15-10 win over Cignal.
After missing their previous game against Generika-Ayala, Rondina went full blast as she lit the scoreboard with 23 kills, two blocks and ace off the bench to lift Petron to its eighth win in nine games.
Remy Palma chipped in 12 points while Bernadeth Pons put up 10 markers and 22 digs as the Blaze Spikers avoided the upset ax of the HD Spikers after losing the first two sets.
Then, they stepped on the gas late in the fifth set with a 13-9 lead from Ces Molina’s kill and Aiza Maizo Pontillas block on Mylene Paat before Rondina delivered.
Paat and Jovelyn Gonzaga tallied 17 points apiece while Rachel Anne Daquis had 12 markers for Cignal, which fell to 3-5 win-loss card.