Chery Tiggo escaped elimination in the 2022 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) by winning a three-straight win against Black Mamba-Army, 25-22, 25-17, 25-19, on Tuesday night at the Paco Arena and Sports Center.

/ 23 March 2022

Chery Tiggo has lost three consecutive games but they were able to nab their first win by sending Lady Troopers to last place with a 0-3 slate in Group A.

Mylene Paat led the team after firing 20 points off 14 attacks, four blocks, and two aces combined with Dindin Santiago-Manabat’s 17 points.

Chery staved off the Army’s energy in the first set, 25-22, as the latter failed to recuperate in the following frame.

The defending champions were able to get a double-digit lead, 23-13, at the latter part of the second set and though Army tried to retaliate, the set still ended in favor of Chery Tiggo, 25-17.

The Crossovers did not waste time in the third set as a 9-3 run widened the defending champions’ gap to 22-13, and even though the Army tried to recover with a 6-1 run, the back-to-back block points from Manabat sealed the victory for Chery.

Meanwhile, Honey Royse Tubino led the still-winless Black Mamba-Army (0-3) with 12 points off 11 hits, and Mich Morente added eight markers and 10 excellent digs.

“We just want to bring out the best of our players. We just have to go back to our basics and lessen our errors,” said coach Aaron Velez.

The Lady Troopers’ last game would be against t unbeaten Cignal HD on Thursday, while Chery Tiggo Chery Tiggo will face the winner of the match between the Creamline Cool Smashers and the Petro Gazz Angels on March 23 at 6 pm.