MANILA, Philippines — F2 Logistics coach Benson Bocboc burdened that Kalei Mau’s absence will not be an excuse after falling to the Prisilla Rivera-led Akari, 21-25, 25-22, 24-26, 22-25, within the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Strengthened Convention on Tuesday at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.
Mau sat out towards the Energy Chargers for medical causes, in response to her coach, however the broadcast workforce introduced that the Filipino-American star is nursing a calf damage.
However Bocboc believes her absence wasn’t the rationale they didn’t inch nearer to gaining a semifinal berth, falling to 3-3 and a three-way tie within the fourth seed with Choco Mucho and Cignal.
“Given na ‘yan. ‘Di na ako umaasa na makukumpleto ‘yan. So, totally different state of affairs, totally different instances. You simply should be prepared kung sino ‘yung andiyan at sino ‘yung match,” mentioned the F2 Logistics coach.
(It’s already on condition that we gained’t be full this match. We’ve got to get used to totally different conditions and totally different instances. You simply should be prepared with whoever is match and current within the match.)
Bocboc lamented on their flooring protection as they didn’t cease Rivera’s 32-point explosion. The Energy Chargers additionally outhustled them on protection, digging their assaults as Lindsay Stalzer was restricted to 17 factors.
“Our passing and reception have been off. Akari proved to be extra regular on protection. They have been capable of save all of our sturdy assaults. Each of us have been well-prepared for this sport however sadly, their preparation labored and received the successful consequence,” he mentioned in Filipino.
The F2 Logistics coach mentioned they actually ready for Rivera however the three-time Olympian from Dominican Republic was simply onerous to cease.
“We’re ready for her offense. Even when our protection tried to cowl her assaults, she nonetheless discovered a method to kill the ball. Prisilla is de facto totally different offensively in comparison with different imports,” he added.
After getting shocked by an also-ran Akari facet, Bocboc burdened the significance of their final two video games as solely two semis spots are up 4 grabs with Creamline (6-1) and Chery Tiggo (5-2) gaining the primary two and Petro Gazz (4-2) needing another win to safe the third.
F2 Logistics must beat Cignal on Saturday on the Huge Dome and get a successful consequence towards Petro Gazz on Tuesday subsequent week at Philsports Area to safe a semis berth.
“We simply have to arrange extra, higher, when it comes to our offense as a result of the groups are scouting us and making changes,” Bocboc mentioned. “In fact, the No. 1 precedence is to get into the semis. We can’t disregard anybody as a result of we’re up towards sturdy groups. So Cignal, then PetroGazz, we’ll take it one sport at a time.”
“We’ll deal with Cignal, first. We are going to give all our greatest in our sport with the Cignal workforce,” he added.
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