Chery Tiggo, PLDT eye the last spot to PVL semis

Games Thursday
(PhilSports Arena)
4 p.m. — Galeries Tower vs Chery Tiggo
6 p.m. — Creamline vs PLDT

THERE is an ocean of difference between the pathways needed by Chery Tiggo and PLDT to claim the fourth and last spot to the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Filipino Conference semifinals.

The easier one was laid out for the Crossovers, who needed just to beat the already-ran Galeries Tower Highrisers at the PhilSports Arena at 4 p.m. today or lose in five sets to book that final ticket to the single-round robin format semis.

The PLDT High Speed Hitters, in contrast, would practically need to have the stars align as they hope and pray they beat the Creamline Cool Smashers in their 6 p.m. duel convincingly and the Crossovers lose by at least four sets to snatch that one last trip to the next phase.

Simply, PLDT needs a miracle or two to survive.

But it appears that fate will most likely favor Chery Tiggo, which has been on a mighty six-win tear that was spiced by emphatic wins over semis-bound Creamline and Petro Gazz, teams tied with the former at No. 2 on 8-2 records.

Choco Mucho leads the way with a 9-2 mark.

For Chery Tiggo star Eya Laure, they would be completely relying on their trust with one another. — Joey Villar