Tuesday marks the second PVL All Filipino Conference playdate, and Myla Pablo is eager to get started as F2 Logistics opens its campaign against an intact PLDT side while Cignal and Chery Tiggo square off in another blast twin bill.
The coaching staff of the contending teams will be in the center of attention as they work to get their respective teams into the early swing of things in the season-opening conference, more so than the eagerly anticipated debut of the former senior hitter for the Petro Gazz for the Cargo Movers.
With the High Speed Hitters strengthening by participating Ysa Jimenez, a starter from University of Sto, Rald Ricafort hopes to inspire and draw the best from stalwarts Mika Reyes, Rhea Dimaculangan, Dell Palomata, Jovie Prado, and Jules Samonte, and some others. Michelle Morente, who most recently played for Army-Black Mamba, and Tomas.
Rald Ricafort hopes to motivate and elicit the best performance from regulars Mika Reyes, Rhea Dimaculangan, Dell Palomata, Jovie Prado, and Jules Samonte, among others with addition of Ysa Jimenez, a rookie from the University of Sto. Tomas and Michelle Morente, who most recently participated for Army-Black Mamba.
The Cargo Movers have already ended up led by the only female head coach in the league, Regine Diego, a former La Salle libero, who took over from Ramil de Jesus and top deputy Benson Bocboc. Pablo, who last managed to play for Ricafort in the Angels’ PVL Reinforced Conference title romp, last year, is out to make an impressive season for the Cargo Movers.
He claimed that although the girls would be in peak physical condition, no one could guarantee their complete health. Diego stated that they were doing their best to control what they could control for this conference and stop those injuries from happening again.
Along with stars like Major Baron, Aby Marano, Kim Dy, Kim Fajardo, Iris Tolenada, but also Ivy Lacsina, F2 now includes Cha Cruz-Behag, who is returning to the show.
The game kicks off at 4:00.
They view every team as a potential contender. Who will play well right away will determine the outcome. According to High Speed Hitters assistant coach Arnold Laniog, they will test every foe and come up with surprises for them at PLDT.
In the meantime, Aaron Velez has returned with Chery Tiggo, which takes on Cignal HD at 6:30 p.m.
Whereas the Crossovers loaded up by acquiring Ponggay Gaston to join stalwarts Mylene Paat, Shaya Adorador, Cza Carandang, EJ Laure, and upper setter Jasmine Nabor, Velez lost a leader in Dindin Manabat who relocated to Akari.
With new additions Gyzelle Sy, Gen Casugod, and Chin Basas, the HD Spikers, coached by Shaq delos Santos, will be led by Ces Molina, Rachel Anne Daquis, and Riri Meneses. Ace playmaker Gel Cayuna will also be prepared to provide for the group.
Angeli Araneta, Ayel Estranero, Marist Layug, Joy Dacoron, Arianne Layug, and Klarisa Abriam will not be there, though.