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Chery Tiggo grabs early lead in PVL All-Filipino Conference

MANILA: Chery Tiggo outplayed newcomer Strong Group, 25-12, 25-17, 25-19, to gain the early lead in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Filipino Conference at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Saturday. Mylene Paat had nine attacks and an ace in leading the Crossovers to their second straight win. EJ Laure added nine attacks, Czarina Grace Carandang and Princess Anne Robles contributed seven points each, and Aby Maraño had six points for Chery Tiggo, which took the match in one hour and 17 minutes. 'We're getting better every game. That's what we're after. We were able to execute good plays so we're happy," coach Emilio "Kungfu" Reyes Jr. said. Justine Andrea Rebleza, Sheeka Espinosa and skipper Dolly Grace Versoza finished with eight points apiece for Strong Group, which absorbed its second consecutive loss after bowing to Petro Gazz, 12-25, 20-25, 12-25, on Tuesday. On the same day, Chery Tiggo opened its bid with a 25-6, 25-15, 25-15 win over Capital1 Solar. It will go for 3-0 against Choc o Mucho next Saturday. 'Our first two games are of big help for the team, especially in the fielding of players and the decision-making of our coaches,' Paat said. 'Dapat lahat kami ready talaga at magagamit naming 'tong mga panalo (We should all be really ready and we can use these wins) against Choco Mucho," she added. Source: Philippines News Agency