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F2 Logistics Repels Debuting Farm Fresh In Impressive 2023 PVL Invitational Opener

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The F2 Logistics drew first blood in a dominating sweep of Farm Fresh in straight sets, 25-22, 25-20, 25-23, of the thrilling opener of the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Invitational Conference at the FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City Tuesday, June 27.

Ivy Lacsina, in her first game as an outside hitter, led the charge for F2 Logistics with an impressive performance, tallying 13 points. Lacsina, who was previously a middle blocker, showed her versatility on the court, contributing 10 powerful attacks and a crucial block. 

“It wasn’t easy (switching from the middle to an Open spiker) but I kept on going. With the help of my coaches and teammates, I have learned to embrace my new position,” Lacsina said, as quoted in a PVL report.

Team captain Aby Maraño also made her presence felt with a well-rounded performance, recording 10 points, including five kills, three blocks, and two aces.

The Cargo Movers also received notable contributions from their recruits. Mars Alba, making her PVL debut, displayed excellent playmaking skills, delivering 14 excellent sets and adding

five points, including two aces. Jolina Dela Cruz, another new addition to the team, showcased her skills with seven points and a game-winning ace. Majoy Baron and Kianna Dy chipped in with seven and nine points respectively.

F2 Logistics coach Regine Diego expressed satisfaction with the team’s victory but emphasized the need for continuous improvement. “We are happy that we won, but of course, we still have to learn more,” said Diego in a PVL report. “We have to make better connections with each other and work on reducing errors. There are still aspects of our game that require polishing.”

Farm Fresh, despite their debut loss, showed promise and resilience throughout the match. Led by Gayle Pascual’s 10 points, they fought hard in each set, challenging F2 Logistics at various points. Wielyn Estoque and Kate Santiago also made significant contributions with eight and seven points respectively.

Looking ahead, F2 Logistics is focused on their upcoming match against the Cignal HD Spikers. Coach Diego aims to maintain their winning streak and secure a spot in the semifinals as only the top two teams from each pool will advance.

The PVL Invitational Conference features the largest field in its history, with three new teams joining the competition. Farm Fresh, Foton, and Gerflor have expanded the league to 11 local teams, competing alongside two foreign guest squads. The tournament follows a condensed schedule, with games played on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

As the PVL Invitational Conference unfolds, fans can expect intense competition and exciting matches. With new squads, star players, and a highly competitive format, the tournament promises to be a thrilling showcase of talent and passion for volleyball enthusiasts nationwide.

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