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In Iloilo, a fight between Petro Gazz and Chery Tiggo

Mar 18, 2023

ILOILO, Philippines –  at the University of San Agustin Gym, the Premier Volleyball League makes its first appearance in Iloilo City in four years. The bouts will feature a number of local players.

The 4 p.m. clash between Chery Tiggo and Petro Gazz, commanded by Passi City’s Aiza Maizo and Negrense Jonah Sabete, takes place. Ilonngas Shaya Adorador and Buding Duremdes will be the banner bearers for the latter at the opener.

In contrast, Creamline will compete against Akari at 6:30 p.m. The Chargers, led by Ilongga Dani Ravena and Negrense Joy Soyud, are putting everything they have into ending their tournament run on a high note while the Cool Smashers are looking to conclude their romp through the elimination rounds and advance to the Final Four on a winning note.

On October 5, 2019, Army and Choco Mucho competed in an official match in Iloilo at the San Agustin gym as part of the nation’s top women’s volley league, which was organized by Sports Vision.

The matches today, however, might not be all that exciting because Petro Gazz already has a spot in the semifinals secured with a 5 to 2 record thanks to a better tiebreak ratio in the event of a triple tie at 5 to 3.

With a four-set victory over Army last week and a 6 to 2 record, F2 Logistics has also guaranteed a spot in the semifinals.

On Thursday at the Pasig-based Philsports Arena, PLDT, which has a record of 5 to 2, will play Choco Mucho, which was eliminated earlier in the round.

With a 4 to 3 slate, Chery Tiggo’s tenuous chances hinge on a sweep of Petro Gazz and a PLDT loss to Choco Mucho in three, though it will also depend on the point ratios of the contending clubs at the completion of the elimination rounds.

Nevertheless, the four teams are anticipated to give the local fans their finest performances, with the struggling Crossovers being led by Mylene Paat, EJ Laure, Ponggay Gaston, and Cza Carandang, while the Angels will also have players like MJ Phillips, Grethcel Soltones, Remy Palma, and Nicole Tiamzon.

As opposed to the Chargers, who will also place their hopes in Dindin Manabat, Erika Raagas, and Janine Marciano, Tots Carlos, Jema Galanza, and Ced Domingo will support the Cool Smashers’ bid against them.

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