F2 skipper Cruz: We wanted to show we can come back
When F2 Logistics needed a heroine in Game 2 of the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix Finals, skipper Cha Cruz took the majestic route and willed the Cargo Movers in an inspired clutch performance.
Cruz, who finished with 10 points, said it all started with their mentality that they can, and will, send the championship round to a third game after their comeback Game 2 victory, 25-20, 24-26, 14-25, 25-19, 15-4, against Petron.
“When we were given the chance to take the fourth set, we knew that we wanted to claim the game and that we can comeback from a deficit,” said Cruz in Filipino Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.
F2 was down two sets to one in the fourth set and immediately looked at a 0-9 deficit at the start of the period, but the Cargo Movers mounted a 13-4 run that tied the scores at 13-13.
Maria Perez then capped off another one of F2’s run, a 9-3 spurt, to give the Cargo Movers a 22-18 lead.
It was in the fifth set that Cruz finally showed off her chops when she punished Petron setter Rhea Dimaculangan with an off-the-block kill that gave F2 a 10-3 lead.
Cruz then delivered the Cargo Movers to match point territory with a service ace, 14-4, before Perez ended the match with a booming kill.
“Deep in my heart, I know I have the spirit that I really want to play, I want to contribute for the team,” said Cruz. “And I think it was just perfect timing that I was in the game and I was able to deliver.”
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