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Chery Tiggo’s Eya Laure.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines—Chery Tiggo, sans star Mylene Paat, overcame a rocky opener to show again a younger however gritty Farm Contemporary facet, 25-21, 25-23, 25-22, within the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Filipino Convention on Tuesday at Good Araneta Coliseum.

The Crossovers felt the absence of main scorer Paat, who was in uniform however didn’t play resulting from a swollen proper foot — an damage she sustained after the Invitational Convention, as they had been pushed to the bounds by the Foxies earlier than prevailing in a single hour and 31 minutes.

Chery Tiggo withstood a 10-18 deficit within the third set with Cess Robles scoring half of the crew’s eight straight factors to tie the set after Pauline Gaston gained the joust. Farm Contemporary regained the lead after rookie setter Louie Romero delivered a 1-2 play for a 22-20 breather.

EJ and Eya Laure drilled back-to-back hits adopted by two consecutive assaults from Imee Hernandez to place the Crossovers at match level, 24-22, earlier than crew captain EJ nailed the game-clinching off-the-block hit.

Eya powered the Crossovers with 14 factors together with an ace and a block. EJ contributed 13 factors and 9 glorious receptions, whereas Robles supplied the prompt the bench with 10 factors.

Chery Tiggo’s EJ Laure.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

“I trusted coach Aaron when he subbed me in. I grabbed the chance given to me,” mentioned Robles in Filipino. “It was a superb match for us. Our ground protection and blockings had been examined at the moment.”

Setter Jasmine Nabor, who returned to Chery after a stint with defunct Foton final Convention, had 15 glorious units, 10 digs, and three factors from two aces, as Hernandez chipped in eight markers.

“I’m simply joyful that the gamers are wholesome. We performed properly within the first two units however I believe we began gradual within the third due to their dedication,” mentioned Chery Tiggo coach Aaron Velez. “We confirmed our jelling and we had been in a position to pull it off within the third.  I’m grateful to our gamers for pushing exhausting.”

The Crossovers averted a torpid begin, erasing a 15-20 deficit within the first set because the youthful Laure nailed back-to-back hits to cap an 8-0 run for a 23-20 lead. Jasmine Nabor’s service error halted their rally earlier than Laure hit one other kill to achieve set level, 24-21, adopted by Jade Gentapa’s assault error to take the opening set.

Chery Tiggo broke a tie at 21 within the second set after Hernandez scored an ace to cap a 3-0 rally. However Trisha Tubu’s assault and a miscommunication error trimmed the Crossovers’ benefit to 1, 24-23 earlier than Robles got here to the rescue to complete the set and take a two-set lead.

The Foxies, who had been paced by Tubu’s 15 factors, have but to win a PVL recreation since their 0-5 end within the Invitationals. Gentapa added 10 markers, whereas Romero debuted within the execs with 16 glorious units and two factors.

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Chery Tiggo eyes its second win when it faces Galeries on Thursday, 3 p.m. at FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan Metropolis whereas Farm Contemporary tries to bounce again in opposition to Choco Mucho at 7 p.m.

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