She is not Ms. Everything for nothing.
Cha Cruz showed why she deserve her spot in the national team as she displayed her vintage form in their classification for the ninth spot against Kazakhstan in the 2018 AVC Cup for Women 2018, Friday at Korat Chatchai Hall, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
Cruz was instrumental in that five-setter match after scoring five of the last six points of the PH squad to clinch the ninth place against the taller Kazakhs, 25-13, 23-25, 25-22, 17-25, 15-8.
Match point courtesy of Cha Cruz-Behag. This girl took over the 5th set just like how she always does for DLSU in the past. How is she 30 already? PHI ends AVC 2018 stint with a win against KAZ. Good job girls! See you again in the 2019 SEA Games! #AVCCup2018 #LabanPilipinas pic.twitter.com/VOfVKWX0Y8
— Sassy🤐🤐🤐 (@iamsassierSassy) September 22, 2018
At 30, make no mistake as this Valenzuela-raised volleybelle can still make head turns with her efficient and timely hits, tenacity in defending the floor, and leadership inside the court.
The former DLSU standout was instrumental in the NT’s AVC Cup stint as she filled in the void left by Jaja Santiago, who is playing in a club team in Japan. Cruz added firepower in the national team, supporting Alyssa Valdez and Mylene Paat in the scoring department. She had a total of 47 points (41 attacks, four blocks, two aces) in the five games they played in the tournament.
And her scoring cudgels were never put into naught as netizens and fans alike lauded her for a job well done.
Here are some reactions from the Twitterverse:
NOT TALL BUT EFFICIENT
Cha Cruz may not be the tallest, most athletic, nor powerful spiker– but since her La Salle days until now in F2 and the National squad– she is efficient with her hits and displays tenacity on the defensive side. Truly worthy of her slot in the PH team.
— Ralf Sunga (@ralfsunga) September 18, 2018
‘RECEIVE KO, PALO KO’
Cha Cruz showing us how to awesomely do a ‘receive mo, palo’ attack! She’s making me so happy today!❤️ pic.twitter.com/yh2PBeC86d
— chardie casiguran (@crazychardieC) September 16, 2018
— Two City Trails (@TwoCityTrails) September 22, 2018
Isa sa mga volleyball players na idol ko si Cha Cruz talaga. She's not Ms. Everything for nothing. From serving to digging to setting to spiking to blockings and also for her excellent receptions. Iba. 👏👏👏
— Marie Magallanes (@NumeroAtrese) September 17, 2018
CHA CRUZ BEHAG IS GOLD. HER VBALL IQ IS GOLD.
— miles (@AnimoAlways) September 23, 2018