F2 Logistics and Foton sustained their blazing starts as they clobbered their respective foes in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference yesterday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Cargo Movers crushed Sta. Lucia, 25-19, 25-20, 25-18, while the Tornadoes devastated Cignal, 25-15, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20, to clinch their second straight victory in this prestigious women’s club tourney bankrolled by Isuzu, Sogo, Senoh, Asics, Mikasa, Mueller, UCPB Gen and Bizooku.
Majoy Baron led the charge with 14 points, including seven digs, while former Most Valuable Player awardee Ara Galang and Kianna Dy chipped in 12 points apiece for the Cargo Movers, who came up with a fitting follow-up to their impressive win over the HD Spikers in the opener.
But F2 Logistics head coach Ramil de Jesus remains far from satisfied.
“We often start slow, especially whenever we play against opponents who just came from a tough loss,” said de Jesus, noting that they are still searching for their killer instinct.
“We should get away with it because it gives momentum to other team. We have to be at our best from start to finish regardless of whom we are facing.”
Meanwhile, CJ Rosario delivered 13 kills, two blocks and two aces to finish with 17 points while Mina Aganon tallied 14 hits for Foton, which hardly missed the presence of towering frontliners Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat.
Santiago and Manabat opted to sit out the season-ending conference that has ESPN5, AksyonTV and Hyper HD as broadcast partners to see action in the prestigious V.Premier League of Japan.
Foton head coach Aaron Velez stressed that they remain a work in progress.
“I think we were able to get back to our system,” said Velez, who took the helm from John Abella in the off-season.