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F2 Logistics ended its maiden campaign with a bang after outplaying Foton, 18-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-19, last night to capture the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference title at The Arena in San Juan City.
Aby Marano, Ara Galang, Kim Dy, and Mika Reyes took charge when it mattered as the Cargo Movers recovered from losing the first set to win the deciding game of the best-of-three series and complete a near-dominant showing in the tournament.
Galang topscored with 12 points built on nine attacks and two blocks for F2, which ruled the All-Filipino Conference thanks to the addition of top players from Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines champion La Salle.
The Cargo Movers won all seven games of the first round, finished second behind the Tornadoes in the classification round, before dethroning last year’s All-Filipino winner Petron Tri-Activ Spikers to reach the finals.
F2 took the finals opener, 25-20, 25-14, 9-25, 15-10, last Thursday, but was denied of a title celebration two days later when Foton forced a rubber match, 25-18, 17-25, 22-25, 18-25.
Jaja Santiago finished with 20 points on 14 kills, four blocks, and two aces for Foton, which failed in its bid to capture its second title in the three-year-old interclub competition.
Dy and Marano conspired to give F2 a 9-4 lead in the fourth set. Foton, however, refused to give up easily behind Maika Ortiz, Cherry Rondina, and Santiago with their powerful spikes to stay within striking distance.