(Photo by Flavius Dulce)
MANILA – The F2 Logistics Cargo Movers gave the Foton Tornadoes a taste of their own medicine.
The much-anticipated saga was previo
usly extended to a do-or-die Game 3 of the PSL All-Filipino Conference Finals when the Tornadoes overcome a one set deficit in Game 2 to tie the best-of-three series to one game apiece.
But on Wednesday, a similar story with a different conclusion unfolded right before the very eyes of the hundreds in attendance at the jam-packed Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
F2 Logistics defeated Foton in four thrilling sets 18-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-19 to win the much-coveted championship behind an all-around solid team effort by Coach Ramil De Jesus’ powerhouse team.
Three of the Cargo Movers scored in double digits led by top pick Ara Galang with 12 points, followed by Kianna Dy with 11 points, and Aby Marano with 10 points.
However, in a duel between two teams known to have equally explosive offensive fire prowess, their performance in a defensive end proved to be the ultimate deciding factor.
True enough, F2 Logistics superstar libero Dawn Macandili embodied this theory as she made history when named as the first ever libero to be named the Most Valuable Player. Macandili anchored the relentless defense of F2 Logistics throughout the finals series, which in crucial stretches of the match, deemed to be fatal and costly for Foton.
Jaja Santiago tried to carry the load for Foton with 20 points, but was not enough to overcome the heart and passion of the eventual champions.