November 19, 2022

Cignal foils F2 Logistics, nears semis

Cignal outwitted F2 Logistics in a frenetic fourth set endgame as it carved out a huge 25-21, 20-25, 25-14, 25-20 victory to assure itself of at least a tie for the fourth and last semis berth in the 2022 PVL Reinforced Conference, Saturday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.


The victory put the HD Spikers at solo fourth at 4-3 while dropping the Cargo Movers to joint fifth at 3-4 with the Choco Mucho Flying Titans although the final Final Four cast will only be known after the final elims playdate on Tuesday.

Cignal plays Choco Mucho while F2 Logistics takes on third semifinalist Petro Gazz.

A victory by the HD Spikers will complete the semis cast but a reversal coupled with the Cargo Movers win over the Angels would force a three-way tie for fourth.


Ties will be broken via points system.


Angeli Araneta tricked the Cargo Movers' defense with a clever drop shot to dash whatever hopes F2 Logistics had had coming off a huddle, clinching the crucial victory for the HD Spikers, who blew a four-point lead midway in the set but recovered in time to pull off the win aided by a couple of F2 miscues down the stretch.


A Lindsay Stalzer kill put F2 Logistics within, 20-22, but Elaine Kasilag’s off-time tip that came short stymied their charge, giving Cignal a three-point cushion and a costly miscommunication by the Cargo Movers in the ensuing play put the HD Spikers at match point.