Here are the live scores, updates, and results of the 2021 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Finals Game 3 between the Creamline Cool Smashers and the Chery Tiggo Crossovers, scheduled on August 13, 2021, at 3:00 PM.
Yesterday, with the Chery Tiggo behind by a match in their best-of-three finals series, sisters Jaja and Dindin Santiago-Manabat ensured the Crossovers remained alive in Game 2 to force a winner-take-all conclusion against defending champion Creamline.
The Aaron Velez-coached team refused to roll over in their very first PVL championship stint and forced a do-or-die Game 3 against the top-seeded and back-to-back championship seeking Cool Smashers with a four-set win, 25-18, 17-25, 25-16, 25-21.
With a game-high 25 points off 20 attacks, 3 blocks, and 2 aces, Santiago spearheaded Chery Tiggo’s must-win Game 2 rally, while her sister Santiago-Manabat contributed in 18 points off 15 spikes.
It was a total team effort for the Crossovers as Buding Duremdes did the dirty work for a line of 16 excellent digs and receptions each, while Joy Dacoron pounded out 8 points despite only playing the second and third sets.
Alyssa Valdez led the losing team with 18 points on 16 attempts, while Jema Galanza, the reigning conference MVP, was not far behind with 17 points and 17 excellent receptions.
Creamline outspiked Chery Tiggo with 113 spikes to Crossovers’ 105 spikes in Games 1 and 2. Crossovers, the second-seeded team, did somewhat better on their services, scoring 16 to Cool Smasher’s 11. Chery Tiggo also had more blocks than Creamline, with 18 to Cool Smashers’ 12.
Both teams have made 46 unforced errors so far, but the pattern indicates that whoever makes the most errors in the match will most certainly lose.
In terms of digging, Creamline has a far superior score of 158 than Chery Tiggo, which has a score of 106. The Cool Smashers also have a leg up on the Crossovers in terms of setting, with 88 compared to 54, thanks to the team’s 79 excellent receptions. Chery Tiggo have recorded 71 excellent receptions in two games.
The MVP race will most likely be a confrontation between Valdez and Santiago, but Santiago-Manabat, Jema Galanza, and newcomer Tots Carlos also have a chance to win the greatly desired MVP title.
Creamline 0 – Updating…
Chery Tiggo 0 – Updating…
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