CHERY TIGGO QUALIFIES FOR PVL FINALS AFTER ROUTING CHOCO MUCHO IN GAME 3
Chery Tiggo outgunned the effort, nerves, and stamina of Choco Mucho after winning once again three sets, 25-16, 26-24, 25-23, at the PCV Socio-Civic Cultural Center in Barra, Ilocos Norte bubble on Tuesday afternoon.
Chery Tiggo had put up an enduring battle along with the three games in semis against Choco Mucho and now had advanced to the PVL Championship match against Creamlime on Wednesday.
The Crossovers were invincible as the Santiago sisters continued to fire up with Jaja’s 15 kills and 17 points while Dindin scored 16 points and 10 digs, and an excellent performance from Jasmine Nabor, player of the game, guided much of the team with her 28 excellent sets and three aces.
Choco Mucho had a tough-luck at the first set early frame as their defense system juggled and gave Chery Tiggo a 7-2 lead and the Crossovers continued to take this advantage to midframe which set off a 17-12 lead.
The Flying Titans tried to recover but found it hard to reach a score by more than 20 due to missed read receptions and as Crossovers continued to dominate with simultaneous attacks, the first set ended with a nine-point lead in favor of Chery Tiggo.
The Flying Titans rallied their way back in and got the upper hand at the early frame in the second set with a 7-4 lead steered by Bea De Leon and Kat Tolentino’s attacks.
Even though Chery Tiggo made a tie score of nine-all, their unforced errors paved way for Choco Mucho to get a 17-12 lead but with the hitting errors from Choco Mucho, the Crossovers grinded to take control and ended the second set with 26-24 lead after Dindin’s kill and service error from Kat Tolentino
Ultimately, the third set was filled with passion to outperform each contender as no team can get ahead a big gap score, and even though a 15-11 lead was in favor with the Crossovers, the Flying Titans pushed their way in to get ahead in late midframe with 18-15 lead.
However, the Santiago sisters never got tired of attacking, and with Nabor’s guidance, they led the team with a tie score of 20-all, and as the closed-knit match continued at 23-all, Mylene Paat’s avoidance from Viray’s hand and Choco Mucho’s four-touch error ended the game at last.
“Credit to Choco Mucho for giving a good fight and they were able to push us to our full potential and hopefully we can sustain it,” said Chery Tiggo coach Aaron Velez.