Chery Tiggo grabbed the solo lead in the standings with a clinical 25-16, 25-13, 25-19 rout of the Cignal HD Spikers in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the PCV Socio-Civic Cultural Center in Ilocos Norte.
The Crossovers took advantage of strong starts in all three sets to push the lead early, using the big cushions to dash whatever hopes the HD Spikers had for a comeback and score the victory, their second in as many games.
Sisters Dindin Manabat and Jaja Santiago kept their fine form while Elaine Kasilag played the spoiler’s role when the HD Spikers waged what would be their last charge on four-hit cluster that got them within, 19-23. But Kasilag scored on a powerful 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. (JNP)