MANILA, Philippines — Tai Bierria came off the bench to finish with 21 points in three sets as Cignal turned back Chery Tiggo, 28-26, 25–17, 25-23, to gain a share of the lead in the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference semifinals on Thursday at Philsports Arena.
The American import was fielded late in the opening set and brought the HD Spikers at set point twice before getting the 1-0 lead from Jasmine Nabor’s net fault.
Bierria dominated in the last two sets as she conspired with the locals to erase a 15-14 deficit in the second set, unleashing an 11-2 run to take a commanding 2-0 advantage.
Cignal also fought back from a 16-12 disadvantage in the third with Angeli Araneta scoring back-to-back hits from a kill and an ace for a 23-22 lead.
Mylene Paat tied the set but setter Angel Cayuna executed a 1-2 play to put the HD Spikers at match point,…