Mon. Dec 5th, 2022

The coach of F2 Logistics is Benson Bocboc. –PVL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — F2 Logistics head coach Benson Bocboc stressed that the absence of Kalei Mau, who lost 21-25, 25-22, 24-26, 22-25 to Prisilla Rivera-led Akari in the 2022 Premier Volleyball League, is no excuse. Empowered Lecture Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

According to her coach, Mau opposed the Power Chargers for medical reasons, but the broadcast team announced that the Filipino-American star had treated her calf injury.

However, Bocboc believes his absence was not the reason why they didn’t get one step closer to the semi-finals, fell 3-3 and did not have a fourth-seeded triple draw with Choco Mucho and Cignal.

“Given na ‘side. ‘Di na ako umaasa na makukumpleto’yan. So, different situation, different times. Just be ready for kung sino ‘yung andiyan’ in sino ‘yung fit’, said F2 Logistics coach.

(It has already been given that we will not be able to complete this tournament. We need to get used to different situations and different times. You just have to be ready with whoever is available and ready for the match.)

Bocboc complained about the field defenses for not being able to stop Rivera’s 32-point blast. The Power Chargers also dug up their attack, leaving them behind on defense as Lindsay Stalzer was limited to 17 points.

“Our pass and welcome was closed. Akari proved to be more stable on defense. They managed to recover all our mighty attacks. We both prepared well for this match, but unfortunately their preparations paid off and they got the victory,” he said in Filipino.

The F2 Logistics coach said they were really prepared for Rivera but it was difficult to stop the three-time Olympian from the Dominican Republic.

“We are ready to attack him. Even though our defense tried to cover up their attack, they still found a way to kill the ball. Prisilla is really different in offense compared to other imported products,” he said.

Bocboc underscored the importance of their last two games as only two semi-final points were four wins ahead, as Creamline (6-1) and Chery Tiggo (5-2) won the first two and Petro after being stunned by an Akari team running at the same time. . Gazz (4-2) needs one more win to secure third place.

F2 Logistics must beat Cignal at the Big Dome on Saturday and win against Petro Gazz at the Philsports Arena on Tuesday next week to secure the half berth.

“We have to prepare more, better in terms of our offense because the teams are watching us and making adjustments,” said Bocboc. “Of course the number 1 priority is to get to the semi-finals. We cannot ignore anyone because we are facing strong teams. So Cignal, then PetroGazz, we will get one game at a time.”

“We will focus on Cignal first. “We will do our best in our game with the Cignal team,” he said.

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