STA. Lucia hung on to defeat Chery Tiggo, 25-20, 25-12, 24-26, 21-25, 15-11 to stay on track for a shot at the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the PCV Socio-Civic Cultural Center in Baccara on Wednesday, July 28.
Though it was the Lady Realtors’ second victory in a row, they still remained outside of the semifinal picture with a 3-3 mark but still could make it with big games in their last three assignments.
“I don’t think we relaxed but Chery Tiggo just pushed itself hard to win,” said Sta. Lucia coach Eddie Orcullo. “For our part, we tried to force the issue. But sometimes, you commit mistakes, sometimes there is pressure.”
“But we’re able to do it. The girls just need to understand to keep on fighting, keep on believing,” he added.
The Crossovers, which spoiled the Perlas Spikers debut in three last Monday, fell to 3-2.
MJ Phillips kept her explosive offense going and ended up with 23 hits, including 16 attacks, while Jovie Prado produced 19 kills while Jonah Sabete came away with 18 points to underscore Sta. Lucia's balanced offensive sock.
Dindin Manabat pumped in 20 points while sister Jaja Santiago added 14 hits and Rachel Austero, Mylene Paat and Shaya Adorador combined for 20 points for the Crossovers, who succumbed to the Lady Realtors' power game, 48-56, and yielded two points in their duel off the net, 10-12. (JNP)