MANILA, Philippines — Despite no longer vying for the semi-finals, Lindsay Stalzer and Kalei Mau won the Premier Volleyball League by giving F2 Logistics a morale-boosting 25-16, 25-22, 27-25 victory over Petro Gazz in the semi-finals. Strengthened the morale-boosting conference campaign at the Philsports Arena on Tuesday.
Leading Cargo Movers consistently throughout the entire tournament, the American imported Stalzer managed to finish the two-game skating and finish in fifth place, releasing 22 points in 19 attacks, two blocks and an ace over seven picks and six receptions. .
Mau finished with 20 points with 19 dunks, including clutch strikes that completed F2 Logistics’ 17-12 comeback in the third set.
The Filipino-American spiker finished the season with a 4-4 record, scoring six of the last eight points in the third round.
F2 Logistics coach Benson Bocboc hopes his team will thrive from this title into next season, even though they failed to make it to the semi-finals after losing two key games after their big win against Creamline.
“We’ve already been knocked out, but a win is a win. We’ll carry this learning to the next conference,” Bocboc said in Filipino. “That’s how champions play. We fell behind in both games we left behind. We will learn from this, we will not make the same mistake next time.”
Ivy Lacsina finished her first season with six points from three blocks, while Kianna Dy added five points.
Petro Gazz finished third with a 5-3 record after losing an unbearable game led by Lindsey Vander Weide and MJ Phillips with 11 points each.
The Angels will open their semi-finals against Cool Smashers at 14:30 on Thursday, while Chery Tiggo and Cignal will face off at 17:30.
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