Choco Mucho drops straight set loss in AVC opener
MANILA, Philippines—Team Choco Mucho suffered a sweep against host Nakhon Ratchasima Qmin VC, 25-11, 28-26, 25-17, in the 2021 AVC Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship Friday in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
The Philippine club team played without Kianna Dy and Mary Joy Baron as the two were switched to Team Rebisco a day before the match after four players from the latter were mandated to undergo additional health and safety protocols.
After a lackadaisical first set, Team Choco Mucho gave a better fight in the second with Kalei Mau, who just came off a 72-hour trip from Hawaii, and Mylene Paat trying to level things up.
Chatchu-on guides Nakhon Ratchasima QminC to 3-0 rout of Choco Mucho at Asian Women's Club opener
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With Qmin VC trailing 26-25 in the second set, Kuttika Kaewpin, who played for Creamline in the Premier Volleyball League, worked with Kannika Thipachot and Chatchu-on Moksri to score three straight points to put the Thais closer to win.
The hosts dominated the rest of the way witn Wanitchaya Luangtonglang finishing things off with an off-the-block kill.
Team Choco Mucho will next play Kazakhstan club Zhetyssu on Saturday at 1:30 pm (Manila time).
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