Chery Tiggo’s Five-Set Win over Akari is a Thrilling Success thanks to Eya and EJ Lauren’s Spectacular Show

PVL stars Eya Laure and EJ Lauren displayed their outstanding skills in a thrilling five-set match against the Akari Angles. Eya Lauren, a young, promising volleyball player in the Philippines, displayed her all-around talent as she scored key points and demonstrated her exceptional blocking and attack skills. Akari’s defense was unable to cope with Eya Laure’s powerful spikes or precise serves, which left them unsure of how to stop her.

EJ Laure was a veteran who provided a constant presence on court. He played a vital role in helping the Chery Tiggo Team remain focused and composed when the pressure was high. Her leadership qualities and experience shone through the entire match. She made intelligent decisions throughout, choosing to take effective shots rather than predictable attacks. EJ’s offensive contribution, combined with her strong defense plays, helped the Chery Tiggo Crossovers to secure the vital points for their team’s win. Eya and EJ’s performance were crucial in helping the Chery Tiggo Crossovers win a tough battle against Akari Angels.

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Chery Tigho defeated Akari by five sets in the PVL Conference Invitational. –MARLO CUETO/

MANILA, Philippines — Sisters Eya and EJ Laure powered Chery Tiggo past the gritty Akari in five sets, 25-18, 22-25, 25-19, 17-25, 15-7, in the 2023 Premier Volleyball League Invitational Conference on Tuesday at Philsports Arena. 

Eya’s best performance as a professional so far was 19 points, built on 16 attacking attacks and three blocking blocks. Her elder sister EJ supported her with 15 points and eleven digs. This gave the Crossovers a first-place finish in Pool A and kept their hopes of a semifinal spot alive.

After Chery Tiggo was unable to win the fourth set of the match, Laure the younger, who became opposite spiker at the end of the match when Mylene paat got cramps, saved the day in the decider, scoring three straight points for a 4-point start. Imee Hernandez, Ces Robles and Imee then extended the lead to 9-3.

Eya’s back row kill increased the margin to 11-5, and Robles brought the team to match point by hitting a smart cut-shot, 14-7. Eli Soyud made an attack error, which ended the match after two hours and 28 minutes.

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Eya laure unleashes an attack against Akari’s defenders. –MARLO CUETO/

“I’m happy with our win because this is just a short league. Every win is very important,” Aaron Velez is the Chery Tiggo Coach.

“I’m proud of my rookies. You really can’t discount them despite their age. What they can actually offer, they really bring it on. They were there for their Ate Mylene even she was struggling. They promised to do their job and get it done.”

Paat finished with 11 points even though she missed the fifth. Pauline Gaston scored 11 points, while Joyme Cagande had two aces and four points to finish the match. She also had 17 sets of excellent play before Angelica Legacion, a veteran player took over in the fifth.

Chery Tiggo lost to Creamline on opening day Last June 27, the team improved to 1-1 and took third place in Pool B before playing Gerflor at 9:30 am on Thursday.

Soyud scored 18 points off 15 attacks, three blocks and two blocks to help Akari reach the edge of elimination.

Faith Nisperos had 15 points and 11 excellent receptions in addition to seven digs. Trisha Genis also scored 15.

On Saturday, the Chargers will be fighting for their semifinals against the Creamline Cool Smashers.


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