MANILA, Philippines – A player’s performance in the sport of volleyball can be made or broken by the intensity of a match. Ivy Lacsina had the chance to display her maturity and composure despite the game’s potential tension and the importance of every point.
In the All-Filipino Conference of the 2023 Premier Volleyball League, the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers faced the unbeaten Creamline on Saturday night. Both teams showed off their abilities on the court in a contest that had many turns and turns. Yet, Lacsina’s outstanding performance was what really stole the show.
The game was tied at 14 apiece in the fifth round, putting Lacsina, who is only 23 years old, to the test. She was in a tight spot because she had previously made a major offensive mistake many plays prior. Lacsina, though, remained unwavering. With a strong desire to change things, she turned around and returned to the service line.
When the Cargo Movers overcame a 12 to 14 deficit, her first attempt was successful when she delivered a strong serve that caused a Kianna Dy rejection on Tots Carlos. This gave the Cargo Movers the lead on match point. The Cargo Movers’ stunning comeback victory over Creamline, 23 to 25, 25 to 18, 16 to 25, 25 to 23, 16 to 14, was completed by Lacsina, who finished the job and converted a thunderous ace with the match on the line.
Unquestionably noted, it was a spectacular performance. Lacsina’s maturity and poise were praised by Regine Diego, head coach of F2 Logistics.
Diego, who had previously worked with Lacsina at Nazareth School of National University, said, “She’s maturing. Ever before, she was never the type of player who was capable of scoring an ace, but now she’s growing up into a girl who can carry herself and can also lead the team.
Aby Marano, the team captain for Lacsina, also commended her for rising to the occasion and winning the match from the service line.
Marano, who finished with 14 points in the victory, stated, “All that was on our thoughts, Ara [Galang] and I, was encouraging Ivy that in the most pivotal juncture, she should make an ace, and she delivered.
After losing against Chery Tiggo, Lacsina finished with 7 points, featuring two aces, inside the triumph that enabled F2 Logistics to turn things around. With matching 3 to 1 win-loss records, the Cargo Movers and Cool Smashers tied for second place in the rankings.
The match served as a showcase for Lacsina’s development as a player and her capacity for handling pressure. She not only made a significant contribution to her team’s triumph, but her outstanding performance also made her a player to keep an eye on going forward. Lacsina has demonstrated her maturity and ability to maintain her composure in the face of any obstacle.