June 25, 2024

PVL: Eya Laure, Chery Tiggo snap PLDT’s five-game run, boost semis drive with own five-game streak

PVL: Eya Laure, Chery Tiggo snap PLDT’s five-game run, boost semis drive with own five-game streak
Eya Laure steers Chery Tiggo past PLDT in the PVL All-Filipino Conference on Tuesday, April 16. | Photo (c) PVL

Chery Tiggo continued its giant-slaying road trip after quelling the scorching five-game run of PLDT with a straight-set 25-22, 25-16, 25-20, stunner in the 2024 PVL All-Filipino Conference at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig on Tuesday, April 16. 

The Crossovers wriggled past a tough challenge in the opening salvo before leaving the High Speed Hitters in the dust en route to stacking up a five-game winning streak of their own.


With the resounding sweep, Chery Tiggo zoomed to 7-2, grabbing hold of an identical record with fellow contenders Petro Gazz, Creamline and its recent victim, PLDT.



[ALSO READ: PVL: Djanel Cheng, Petro Gazz fuel semis drive, push Cignal to the brink]


However, by virtue of points and set ratio, the Crossovers (20 points) remain seated at fifth behind the Angels (22 points), Cool Smashers (21 points) and High Speed Hitters (20 points).


Eya Laure steered Chery Tiggo with 12 points built on nine attacks and three blocks, to go along with seven digs.



[ALSO READ: PVL schedule: Creamline-Choco Mucho rematch banner crucial week as semis race nears climax]

Her elder sister, EJ Laure, provided ample support with 10 markers and seven receptions, while Ara Galang chipped in nine points, two of which two denials.

The Crossovers did not just edge the High Speed Hitters on the attacking and blocking departments, but also played more efficiently.


Chery Tiggo put up a 38-36 spiking differential and an 8-3 block disparity, while only committing 18 errors to PLDT’s 27.


Savi Davison was the lone bright spot for the High Speed Hitters.


The Filipina-Canadian prolific scorer poured a game-high 22 points and 10 receptions that went for naught.


Chery Tiggo will continue to rally its semis bid when it takes on also-ran Akari while PLDT tries to pick up steam in the playoff race anew when it faces Cignal on Saturday, April 20.

 Both matches will be held at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex.