Choco Mucho turns back Chef’s Classic
Choco Mucho bucked a second-set hiccup and thwarted Chef’s Classic, 25-21, 22-25, 25-14, 25-18 to rise to fourth place Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Kat Tolentino and Maddie Madayag dominated the net while Grace Masangkay provided the spark with her brilliant playmaking skills, producing 37 excellent sets.
Tolentino led the Flying Titans with 18 points, drawing 15 from attacks and two from kill blocks, while Arianne Angustia added 14 points. Madayag and Bang Pineda came through with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Chef’s Classic drew a combined 27-point output from Nieza Viray and Justine Tiu.
The Flying Titans, coming off a sorry five-set setback to the PacificTown-Army Lady Troopers in record fashion last Wednesday, shrugged off an erratic start (13-18) with a strong finish (12-3) in the opening set but wavered in the second.
The Flying Titans re-grouped in the next two sets and reasserted their might to prevail in a duel of newcomers.
It was Choco Mucho’s second win in three starts while Chef’s Classic dropped to 0-3 in a tie with Air Force, although the Red Spikers are slowly but surely finding their rhythm and cohesion.
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