Chery Tiggo overcomes fear to win the final semis

Apr 26, 2024

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MANILA, Philippines – After a difficult road to qualify for the Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference semifinals, Chery Tiggo defeated Galeries Tower in a hard-fought 26-24, 23-25, 19-25, 25-12, 15-9 victory on Thursday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig.

The Crossovers had obstacles and fell behind 1-2 in sets, but they rallied in the fourth set and won handily to guarantee their progression and crush any dreams of a backdoor entry for the PLDT High Speed Hitters.

With the decisive win in the fourth set, Chery Tiggo was assured of at least one point and qualified for the post-elims stage of the Sports Vision-organized league’s season-opening conference.

The victory gave the Crossovers two more points, increasing their total in the rankings to 25 points with a 9-2 record.

Chery Tiggo leveled the Choco Mucho at the top with the well-earned victory, which lasted two hours and thirty-four minutes. Creamline and Petro Gazz completed the semifinal cast.

Even though PLDT was hoping to win the match at Galeries Tower in four sets, the High Speed Hitters needed to sweep the Creamline Cool Smashers later in the evening in order to secure the fourth and last semi-final position.

The game’s best player, playmaker Alina Bicar, stated, “We are very thankful to our coaches who never stopped telling us what we lacked and to my teammates who adjusted.” Bicar scored four points and handed out 16 great sets.

The Crossovers did enter the fourth frame with a fierce sense of purpose, launching a flurry of potent blows and successfully repelling their opponents’ assaults to establish their superiority in the set they had to win in order to move on.

Actually, Chery Tiggo won for the seventh time in a row, including victories over the best teams in the league, which gave the Crossovers the confidence and momentum they needed going into the difficult semifinals the following week.

Starting from the beginning, all four teams will compete in a single-round semifinal against the top two teams to decide who will win the fiercely contested championship.

Previously, Chery Tiggo wants to beat Galeries to secure a spot in the final semifinals

With one objective in mind, Chery Tiggo takes against Galeries Tower on Thursday with the intention of winning easily and quickly to secure the final position throughout the Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference semifinals at the Philsports Arena in Pasig.

With an 8 to 2 record, the Crossovers need just one point to eliminate any chance PLDT would have to move on to the next phase.

Chery Tiggo is aware that its opponent should not be underestimated, even with the Crossovers’ recent six-match winning streak demonstrating their domination in the competition.

Despite being knocked out of the running with a 3 to 7 slate, Galeries Tower is determined to make its last game important and ruin Chery Tiggo’s intentions.

Chery Tiggo is hoping to join Choco Mucho (9 to 2) and Petro Gazz (8 to 2) who have already clinched the first three semi-final spots. Chery Mucho’s opponent is Galeries Tower, and a victory there would join them. confrontation. Because of their higher total points, the Crossovers are guaranteed to advance to the post-preliminary round of the league’s first tournament, which is run by Sports Vision, regardless in the improbable scenario of a five-set match.

Chery Tiggo’s domination in recent games has been demonstrated by coach Kungfu Reyes, who has turned the team into a formidable force following a shocking shutout loss to Farm Fresh. Even if the squad may have to rest important players like the sisters Eya and EJ Laure, Mylene Paat, Ara Galang, Aby Maraño, or Cza Carandang, they still have a strong bench that is prepared to step up when necessary.

Galeries Tower, on the other hand, is keen to wrap out its campaign in style. With players like Fhen Emnas and Renee Mabilangan as offensive weapons and professionals including Grace Bombita and Ysa Jimenez, the Highrisers aim to finish strong and challenge their rivals who are on a roll.

The High-Speed Hitters, meanwhile, are determined to salvage what little of their season remains despite the injuries devastating their campaign.

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