Surrounded by a crowd predominantly rooting for the opponent and cheering her every mistake, Tai Bierria said she summoned that quality people often call pride. Or maybe spunk. Or daring.
The Cignal import had a far better term for it.
“Angas. Yeah, I learned that word,” Bierria said.
The HD Spikers rode Bierria’s inspired play and flipped a disappointing first set into a 17-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-14 victory over Choco Mucho on Tuesday, clinching the last Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference semifinal berth even before the fourth set began.
Because of the points system that would be applied to break ties, the Flying Titans needed a little extra to advance to the semifinals: A four-set victory. And their fans roared them on especially after they clinched the opening set.
That may have been Choco Mucho’s downfall as Bierria…