F2, RC Cola shoot for semis berths

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F2 Logistics and RC Cola-Army gun for semifinal slots when they tackle separate foes in the playoffs of the Asics Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix presented by PLDT Home Ultera today at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

The third seed Cargo Movers clash with Cignal at 7 p.m. while fourth seed Lady Troopers tackle Generika at 5 p.m. in a pair of explosive weekend battles bank­rolled by Asics, Mikasa, Mueller and Grand Sport with TV5 as official broadcast partner.

Cignal’s Mylene Paat blocks F2 Logistics’ Cha Cruz during the elimination round of the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Cignal’s Mylene Paat blocks F2 Logistics’ Cha Cruz during the elimination round of the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Action will be shown live at AksyonTV, TV5, Hyper and will be livestreamed via Sports5.ph.

After finishing the double-round preliminaries with seven wins in 10 games, the Cargo Movers are heavily favored as they are stacked against a struggling Cignal side that won only once in 10 games and lost one of its imports, Lynda Morales, to injury.

A victory by F2 Logistics will pit it against Petron while a win by RC Cola-Army will stack it against top seed Foton in the semifinals set on December 3 at the Ibalong Centrum for Sports and Recreation at Legazpi City.

Their playoff assignment may look easy, but F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus wants to see his team go full blast in preparation for their semis match against Petron, a squad which they have yet to defeat this conference.

“Although our focus is now in the semi­finals, we still have to be careful against Cignal,” said de Jesus after shutting down their preliminaries campaign on a high note with a masterful straight set win over RC Cola-Army at the Gen. Trias Sports Center last Tuesday.

“I told the team to give their best in the playoffs so they will have high morale when we face Petron in the semis. We will still go all out and use this (playoff) as preparation for the next round.”

F2 Logistics’ prolific imports Hayley Spelman and Sydney Kemper as well as Ara Galang and Cha Cruz would be at the helm offensively while Mika Reyes, Aby Marano and Al-Filipino Conference Most Valuable Player Dawn Macandili would take charge defensively.

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