Unexpected Turn of Event: Chery Tiggo Stuns and Stuns again Akari, claiming the first victory with a thrilling 5-Set Escape

PVL Chery Tiggo fought hard to beat Akari, a fierce opponent in a five-set match. Both teams experienced a rollercoaster of emotions as the momentum swung back and forth. Chery Tiggo showed their fighting spirit and determination, never quitting despite the tough competition. The team turned the tide in their favor with a powerful attack and a solid defense game. This win is a testimony to the team’s hard work, unity and ability to overcome the odds.

The match between Chery Tighgo and Akari demonstrated the fierce competition in the PVL and the high level of skills. Both teams displayed their abilities and pushed the other team to its limits. The game featured intense rallies, tactical plays, and thrilling scenes that kept spectators at the edge of their seat. Chery Tiggo’s victory is a testimony to their perseverance and determination, as they refused defeat and fought to win. The PVL will benefit from this win, as it will give them more confidence.

Photo from PVL Media Bureau
Photo by PVL Media Bureau

MANILA (UPDATED) The Chery Tiggo Crossovers have won their first match in the 2023 PVL Conference Invitational after beating the Akari chargers. 

Chery Tiggo, along with sisters EJ and Eya Lauren, Cess Robles, leaned in the final set to win against Akari by 25-18, 22-25. 25-19. 17-25. 15-7 at the Philsports Arena, Pasig City. 

The Chargers are now 0-2 and on the verge to missing the semifinals.

Eya Lauren, with 19 points, including three blocks, led the Crossovers once again. Her older sister EJ also contributed well, with 15 points and eleven digs. 

Chery’s rookies stepped up in crunch time, as Eya Robles, and Imee Hernandez scored at turns in the decisive fifth frame. 

“Sa akin lang, dun ako napa-proud sa mga bata. Di mo madi-discount sa kanila talaga kung ano yung kanilang edad. What they can actually offer, they really bring it on. Pinapakita rin talaga nila na Ate Mylene is Ate Mylene, pero nandoon sila para magsabi sa kanya na sige, gagawin namin, tatapusin namin to,” head coach Aaron Velez said. 

Eya delivered a few punches before she shook off her longtime opponent Faith Nisperos in the beginning of the fifth to give the score a 4-1 advantage. 

Robles’ off-block kill gave them an additional 9-3 lead. 

Chery Tiggo has never looked back since Cza Carandang’s off-the-block score, which was followed by Trisha Genesis’ error, made it 13-7. 

Eli Soyud missed his free-ball attempt to end the match.

Soyud was the top scorer for Akari, scoring 18 points. Nisperos also improved on her poor debut performance by scoring 15 points. 

After a 1-2 deficit, the Chargers recovered in the fourth, as they built a 13-6 advantage, which was capped by Soyud scoring back-toback goals.

Krich Mcaslang denied Eya, giving Ja Maraguinot a score off a two-point play.