F2 steadies ship in time, turns back fighting Sta. Lucia

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

first_imgAby Marano of F2 Logistics saves the ball. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIt took an error-riddled third set to unleash F2 Logistics’ fury Saturday night.Just when it was expecting a trouble-free ride, the defending champion were forced into a turbulent frame by feisty Sta. Lucia Realty before pulling off a 25-18, 25-16, 18-25, 25-10 win in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games But they allowed the Realtors to claw back and steal the set through the efforts of lefty spiker Danika Gendrauli, Shirley Salamagos, Janine Navarro and Mar-Jana Phillps.“We were affected by our unforced errors especially in our serves,” said Baron.That was because the Cargo Movers were charging their serves to push the Realtors defenders far back in the court.Sta. Lucia was even ahead in the fourth, 4-2, but F2 Logistics decided that it had enough. With authority, Aby Maraño and Kim Kiana Dy declared their side of the court a no-fly zone by scoring four straight kill blocks.That formidable missile shield allowed F2 Logistics to build an 18-6 lead in the fourth that it never gave up.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentscenter_img Sta. Lucia fought closely in terms of attacks, as F2 barely won the spiking battle, 38-36. But the Realtors, who dropped to 2-4, had 35 errors compared to the Cargo Movers’ 22. F2 Logistics also had more aces 11-5.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The star-studded Cargo Movers, the hands down favorites of the full-packed Batangas City Coliseum, thus posted their fourth straight victory to rule Pool D and solidify their bid to finish in the top four in the preliminaries.Middle blocker Majoy Baron led F2 Logistics with 22 points, including seven aces for the franchise that had a bleak start after it dropped its first two matches in the conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“There is still a long way to go for us as far as chemistry is concerned. We need to improve on a lot of things first,” said the reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player for La Salle.One of their concerns will most likely be their killer instinct as the Cargo Movers were leading, 9-6, in the third set after winning the first two frames. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? MOST READ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Thelma Barina: When we were championslast_img read more


Indian Super League: Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC play out goalless draw

Posted On Nov 17 2019 by

first_imgDelhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC shared points in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday.Chennaiyin FC were thwarted by Delhi Dynamos goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro who delivered a masterclass in the first goalless draw of the season.The visitors couldn’t get a breakthrough but the point earned lifts them from the bottom of the table. The teams are still searching for their first win of the season.Andrea Orlandi could have opened the scoring for Chennaiyin FC as early as the second minute of the match.The midfielder rose the highest to head a corner kick from Isaac V but Dorronsoro got down low to pull off a stunning reflex save.Raphael Augusto then looked to be in the mood to score as the trickster surged up the field from midfield before taking aim from 40 yards. His piledriver lacked enough force to trouble Dorronsoro.The Delhi goalkeeper was called into action again five minutes from half-time.Francisco Dorronsoro makes a brilliant save to stop @GregoryNelson88’s well-placed shot from creeping inside the far post.Watch it LIVE on @hotstartweets: https://t.co/W0EmGS2P5WJioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app.#ISLMoments #LetsFootball #DELCHE #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/UXfta3DNJrIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 23, 2018A defence-splitting through-ball by Augusto released Carlos Salom behind the backline. The striker squared the ball to an unmarked Thoi Singh who took a touch before sending a powerful strike that was kept out.advertisementDelhi’s first shot of the game came at the stroke of half-time. Lallianzuala Chhangte beat his marker on the left flank, burst forward before crossing perfectly towards Andrija Kaludjerovic.The striker headed the ball first-time and forced goalkeeper Karanjit Singh to a save.The visitors threatened again soon after the restart. Carlos Salom’s first-touch to receive Augusto’s through ball from midfield was wonderful but the same could not be said for the end product as the striker sent the ball wide.The hosts were struggling to find gaps at the other end. Kaludjerovic cut an isolated figure up front and crosses into the box were dealt well by the Chennaiyin backline.The defending champions had a glorious chance to score a breakthrough goal in the 70th minute when a cleared corner kick turned into a counter-attack.Augusto released Isaac into space down the left flank. The winger surged forward and squared the ball to an unmarked Salom whose shot was brilliantly saved by the onrushing goalkeeper.The Delhi custodian put on a fine show under the bar. The Spaniard flew out from his line to punch away a delightful cross from the left by Thoi as the Lions held on for a point.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more