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Chery Tiggo, Sta. Lucia wins in PVL

Games today (Tuesday)

3 p.m. – Creamline vs Petro Gazz

6 p.m. – Army vs Bali Pure       

ILOCOS NORTE – Chery Tiggo kept its power game humming and steamrolled Cignal HD for a 25-16, 25-13, 25-19 romp and into the solo lead three playdates into the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the PCV Socio-Civic Cultural Center in Bacarra here last night.

The Crossovers used strong starts in all three sets to dominate early, using the big cushions to dash whatever hopes the HD Spikers had for a comeback, scoring the victory in a fashion that virtually mirrored their 25-20, 25-17, 25-6 rout of the PLDT Power Hitters in last Saturday’s inaugurals of the country’s first-ever pro volley league.

Dindin Manabat and Jaja Santiago sustained the form they showed in anchoring the team’s explosive debut in the PVL while Elaine Kasilag provided the spoiler’s role when the HD Spikers waged what would be their last charge on four-hit cluster that put them within, 19-23.

But Kasilag scored on a through-the-block hit then pounced on a sloppy Cignal reception to deliver an ace, capping another cruise of a win for a team ready to take on the league’s big guns.

Earlier, Sta. Lucia weathered PLDT Home Fibr’s spirited rally in the last two sets and pounded out a 25-18, 25-19, 25-21 triumph as the Lady Realtors got back into the thick of things following an opening day loss to the Creamline Cool Smashers.

(photo courtesy of PVL)

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