March 13, 2023

F2 willing to wait until Pablo is 100-percent

F2 Logistics' head coach, Regine Diego, is keeping her fingers crossed that the team's star player, Myla Pablo, will recover in time for the semifinals of the 2023 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference. 


Pablo suffered cramps in the fourth set of F2 Logistics' game against Choco Mucho last Tuesday, and was unable to participate in the semifinal clincher against Army-Black Mamba on Saturday.


However, Diego remains optimistic about Pablo's return to the court. 


"For now, we're just resting her. She still has some check-ups but she can walk, as you can see she can run. So I'm very hopeful that she can still come back in the semifinals, but for now, we're taking it day by day," said Diego just moments after the win.


In the meantime, F2 Logistics is prioritizing the health of their players over winning games. Diego emphasized that even if the team loses, it's still a win if their players remain injury-free. The team's goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of their players.


Diego said, "Her cramps might be caused by other issues. Before, she had knee pain."


"So we need to check her every day to make sure she can come back safely because their health is our priority now more than winning a game. Even if we lose as long as there are no injuries, it's still a win for us," she added.


Without Pablo in the lineup, the Cargo Movers leaned on Kianna Dy, who led the team with 22 points, and Aby Marano and Elaine Kasilag, who scored 13 and 10 points, respectively. 


Ivy Lacsina, a middle blocker who filled in for Pablo, scored nine points in just two sets played, while Majoy Baron had nine as well.


F2 Logistics will start its first-ever semis campaign on March 18th at the Philsports Arena. 


The team hopes to have Pablo back in the game by then, but until then, they remain focused on their players' health and safety.