Fri. Dec 2nd, 2022

Kalei Mau by F2 Logistics. –PVL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Kalei Mau has pledged to come back stronger after playing with injuries at the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Strengthened Conference.

F2 Logistics failed to live up to expectations as they missed the semi-finals after losing two of their last three games, missing a seed to reach the next round.

It was an injury-filled conference for Cargo Movers, who started the tournament without importing Lindsay Stalzer due to health and safety protocols in the first match and missed out on libero Dawn Macandili due to an undisclosed injury as the team went down to 0-2. Start.

Mau also missed some games and came back to play with his right shoulder heavily bruised. He was out during their fourth set defeats to Prisilla Rivera and Akari before returning, but had nine points against Cignal who shattered their semi-final chances.

The Filipino-American is determined to regain his deadly form and stay healthy in the off-season.

“This time I have to work a little harder. I’ve had many injuries that prevented me from performing at my best at this conference. After taking F2 Logistics 25-16, 25-22, Mau said: “Petro Gazz in the semifinals at Philsports Arena on Tuesday.” He beat me 27-25.

Despite not making it to the semi-finals, Mau was happy to play with the Cargo Movers she knew, scoring 20 points and finishing her third set comeback with six of the last eight points from a 17-12 deficit. Tournament with a 4-4 record.

“This is the team I know. “This is the team I’ve been playing with for the last three or almost four years.”

Lindsay Stalzer, who scored 22 points, said she was proud of her team despite missing the semi-finals for the first time in her eight-year fight in the Philippines.

“It’s a great feeling to finally get a win again and have that good feeling. We’ve been in a recession for a while and we’re not really playing F2 style. I think we finally got it done tonight and it’s always great to finish with a win,” said Stalzer.

Mau said the key to their big win was playing with nothing to lose. It wasn’t the conference end they wanted but after finishing the tournament strong, he remained proud.

“I think it wasn’t the pressure that made the difference, but have fun, our game plan was to really do our best and be there for each other. I think we did exactly that and I’m really proud of our team for doing it today,” said Mau.

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