PVL: Choco Mucho pushes win streak to 10 after blanking Chery Tiggo
MANILA, Philippines–Choco Mucho extended its winning streak to 10 after sweeping Chery Tiggo, 25-16, 25-19, 25-23, in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) on Tour Saturday at University of San Agustin Gym in Iloilo City.
With their winning run helping them secure a solo No. 2 spot with a 10-1 card heading to the semifinals, the Flying Titans’ confidence couldn’t be higher.
“I am really thankful with the performance of the team because we dictated the tempo of the first and second set,” coach Dante Alinsunurin said in Filipino. “In the third set we we’re still there but Chery held on until the end.”
Choco Mucho, whose lone loss came from the hands of sister team and fellow powerhouse Creamline in their opening matchup, banked on ever-reliable Sisi Rondina who finished with 16 points on 13 attacks and three blocks. She also added 15 excellent receptions.
Maddie Madayag joined hands with Rondina on the way to 11 points with Deanna Wong excelling in her playmaking duties once again with 24 excellent sets.
“But I am happy because everything that we wanted to do inside the court, we were able to get. Even our blocking and service really connected,” Alinsunurin went on.
Chery Tiggo, experienced back-to-back losses for the first time this season after Creamline previously halted its winning streak even after Eya Laure’s 15 points.
Cignal’s encounter with Gerflor on Tuesday at PhilSports Arena will play a vital role for both Choco Mucho, who is waiting for who it will face in the semifinals, and the Crossovers, to know their final spot in the playoffs.
“I always tell to my players that we need to win in this game (vs Chery) because this will fuel our confidence when the semifinals comes,” Alinsunurin said.