It was such a devastating loss.
The Cargo Movers were a set shy of booking a finals rematch with Foton, but the Tri-Activ Spikers turned things around as it gained momentum when it won the fourth set en route to punching the ticket to the finals.
F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus admitted that they simply rolled over and died seeing Petron charging back in to the game. He said they lost their momentum and communication inside the court that allowed Petron to plot a massive comeback.
It was a major mistake, something that de Jesus doesn’t want to happen again.
[quote]We should learn something from that loss and make sure that it won’t happen again. We need to bounce and pull of productive performance in our final game.[/quote]
All-out for bronze
It was a rocky start for the Cargo Movers.
Things changed, however, when Hayley Spelman came on board, turning the Cargo Movers from a meek lamb into a dangerous lion. Although they suffered another straight-set beating from Petron in their second match, they were still favored as they dominated Cignal in the semifinals to arrange a semis duel with the Tri-Activ Spikers.
But the unthinkable happened.
What was tipped to be dream conference after winning the All-Filipino Conference crown turned into a disaster as F2 Logistics collapsed after surrendering a 2-1 edge in the fourth set.
De Jesus said they should now do the next best thing: Win the bronze medal.
[quote]It will be our last game so we need to show what we got. They no longer have the excuse that they’re tired or they didn’t get enough sleep. We have a lot of time to move on, rest and prepare. So I expect them to give their 100 percent.[/quote]
When reminded that RC Cola-Army is also serious in winning the bronze, de Jesus smiled.
It’s going to be a dogfight. After all, winning the bronze is better than not winning at all.