ILOCOS NORTH – Exuding confidence after a great victory, Chery Tiggo asserted her will from the first serve on Sunday to clinch a dominant 25-18, 25-20, 25-22 victory over Petro Gazz as the Crossovers managed at least one tiebreaker. for a spot in the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference.
The Crossovers beat the Angels in a third set that was fought tooth and nail, rebounding from a 15-17 deficit and never looking back by winning four of the last six points 5-2.
The victory came just two days after Jaja Santiago and company. Creamline stopped at four and led the team to third place, heading into the last seven playing dates of single-round eliminations at the PCV Socio-civic Cultural Center in Bacarra.
It also snapped Petro Gazz’s three-game streak when the Angels fell to fourth at 4-2, allowing at least three teams to remain in pursuit of the final four seats.
“We have some challenges along the way, but we were still able to work on them,” said Chery Tiggo coach Aaron Velez, whose rooms will face the Black Mamba Army on Wednesday before closing out against Choco Mucho on Sunday. “But first of all, we give glory to God and I’m happy for the ladies who were able to deliver.”
Meanwhile, Choco Mucho looks to nail the top spot in the Final Four when it faces a beleaguered side of the Black Mamba Army at 1pm Monday, even as Creamline tries to make up lost ground when it faces the lowly Cignal HD at 6pm. p.m.
The Flying Titans are looking for a sixth consecutive victory and first place in the playoffs.
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