F2 Logistics is taking advantage of more than a week of ceasefire in the Premier Volleyball League Invitational Conference to fine-tune the chemistry and cohesion of its starting six composed of a mix of veterans and young guns.
Head coach Regine Diego praised her wards for a job well done in their first couple of games in Pool B of the mid-season tournament but admitted that the Cargo Movers still have a lot to work on.
She was particularly concerned with the errors F2 Logistics committed in its first two matches. The Cargo Movers averaged 24 miscues per game in their victories over newcomer Farm Fresh and veteran-laden Cignal.
Diego pointed to her team’s still shallow familiarity, especially her starting rotation.
The Cargo Movers installed new recruits Jolina dela Cruz and setter Mars Alba as starters joining veterans Aby Marano, Kim Kianna Dy, Majoy Baron, libero Dawn Macandili, and newly converted open spiker Ivy Lacsina.
“This break should help us address our lapses. We have so many things to learn, so many things to adjust because there are new ones inside the court,” Diego said of her team which shares the top spot with also unbeaten Choco Mucho.
The mentor also mentioned the need to have a strong leader to glue the team together.
“We also have to establish leadership inside because we really have a lot of adjustment to do. We’re not like other teams that already have a solid first six. Almost half of our starters are new.”
Diego added that while she’s grateful for the key additions including University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 85 Best Opposite Spiker Jovelyn Fernandez, ensuring her team’s fluid connection will be her biggest challenge.
After all, it is the root of their problem in the first place.
“I’m happy that I have a lot of options now, but we have to make sure they gel in together and they know what to do,” she said.
“Our lapses happen because we’re not that connected yet.”
And the Cargo Movers have to make sure that they have solved the issue heading into the resumption of hostilities.
A marquee match awaits F2 Logistics on 11 July as it squares off with Choco Mucho in a battle that could decide their fate in the race for one of the two semifinals seats at stake in the pool.
Opening serve is set at 6:30 p.m. at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.