PVL: Cherry Tigo Defeats Black Mamba-Army, Closing 7th Place

Zaza Santiago and Cherry Tigo crossovers.  PVL photo

Zaza Santiago and Cherry Tigo crossovers. PVL photo

MANILA, Philippines – Cherry Tigo Black defeated Mamba-Army 25-15, 25-20, 20-25, 23-25, 15-12 to take a 32-point lead. Dindin finished seventh in the Santiago-Manabat Premier Volleyball League Open Conference on Sunday. At the Mall of Asia Arena.

Licking their quarter-final wounds after losing to runner-up Crimline last week, Manabat picked up a crossover with 26 spikes, three blocks and three aces with 11 great receptions, denying the Lady Troopers return in a thrilling two-hour, eight-minute battle. .

Mylin Jute led the charge for Cherry Tigo with 22 points from 20 attacks and two blocks above 20 digs.

Cherry Tigo, who lost in the quarterfinals, will try to take seventh place against Balipur at the San Juan Arena on Tuesday.

The crossovers flirted with disaster after taking the first two sets, and Royce took a 13-10 lead in the fifth set after Tubino’s back-to-back attack. Ez Lorre delivered a clutch hit to put Cherry Tigo 14-12 at match point, before Janet Villarreal made a speaking error.

The Lady Troopers finished the classification with a 1-1 record and will end the tournament in eighth place if Cherry Tigo beats Balipur on Tuesday.

The Tubino-led army took 25 points with 22 attacks and three aces. Joan Bunag had 11 markers, with Villarreal and Ging Balls-Pabayo adding eight.

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