July 15, 2024

F2 Logistics still unable to get over bad habits, says Regine Diego

F2 Logistics still unable to get over bad habits, says Regine Diego

If there is a team that could beat the stacked squad of the Creamline Cool Smashers, that would be the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers. Their winning record over coach Sherwin Meneses and his team speaks volumes. But in Game 1 of the PVL All-Filipino Conference semifinals match between the two clubs, it was the ladies in pink and white who prevailed.

Losing in four sets marked the first time that F2 had bowed down to Creamline in the PVL, and it was an untimely setback considering what was at stake. Coach Regine Diego addressed her team’s letdown in the semis opener, specifically during the final frame.

“It’s part of their trend [F2 players]. Trend nila ‘yun . . . That’s why it’s very hard for us coaches na i-push sila kasi when they stop, they totally stop. So, I still have to find the motivation, or the things that I should say, or ano ‘yung mga hugot na kailangan kong sabihin to make them up,” Diego said after the game.

The decorated DLSU Lady Spikers libero-turned-coach certainly knows how crucial it is to play for a spot in the Finals. And coach Regine would certainly want her Cargo Movers to have that same understanding as her. And she needs her team to realize that it just cannot allow opportunities to slip by.

“Kasi hindi puwedeng ‘ganon. This is the semifinals. It’s either you give your heart out or nothing. I hope they learn from that kasi it’s very important. This is not just a random game. This is the semifinals. This is a different ball game,” Diego explained.

Diego and the fans will see if the Cargo Movers learned their lesson in time in Game 2, which will take place on Tuesday at the MOA Arena in Pasay City.

(With reports from Jamie Velasco, One Sports Digital)

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