Chery Tiggo snaps PetroGazz's three-game run, nails fifth win in PVL

Published August 1, 2021, 3:28 PM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

Chery Tiggo’s Jaja Santiago scores against two PetroGazz defenders during their PVL Open Conference game Sunday (PVL Media Bureau)

Chery Tiggo snapped PetroGazz three-game winning round with a masterful 25-18, 25-20, 25-22 victory on Sunday, August 1, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the PVC Socio-Civic & Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.

Jaja Santiago spearheaded the assault throughout for the Crossovers, who posted their second straight win to improve to a 5-2 win-loss record.

The 6-foot-3 Santiago continued to show her vast experience playing abroad by erupting for 20 points built on 16 kills, three blocks and one ace.

Chery Tiggo encountered stiff competition in the third set from PetroGazz, which kept the game close.

A service error from Remy Palma proved costly for the Angels as it allowed the Crossovers to lead 23-21 and gain the needed momentum in the crunch.

Santiago led Chery Tiggo to set point with her signature attack, but Myla Pablo came to the rescue for PetroGazz by unloading a corner kill to keep the Angels afloat.

But it proved to be the Angels’ last stand as Santiago sealed the victory with a quick attack in the middle.

The defeat sent PetroGazz to 4-2.