PVL: Choco Mucho sweeps Army to remain unbeaten

Karl Cedrick Basco, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 02 2021 05:01 PM | Updated as of Aug 02 2021 06:07 PM

PVL: Choco Mucho sweeps Army to remain unbeaten 1
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The Choco Mucho Flying Titans have kept their record unblemished after trouncing the Black Mamba-Army Lady Troopers, 25-19, 25-23, 25-19, at the PCV Socio-Civic Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte Monday. 

The Flying Titans remained on top of the standing with an immaculate 6-0 win-loss card, while the Lady Troopers suffered their fourth loss in six outings. 

Choco Mucho almost had an easy third set, establishing a commanding 14-6 lead after an off-the-block hit from Bea de Leon.

They further stretched the lead to 12 after a series of errors from Army, 22-11. But playing without most of its starting lineup, the Flying Titans saw a run from the Lady Troopers.

Choco Mucho committed several unforced errors while Ging Balse-Pabayo flaunted some varieties of attacks to cut the gap, 19-23. 

Luckily for Choco Mucho, Royce Tubino gave them free points off attacking errors to end the match in straight sets. 

Kat Tolentino paced her team with game-high 18 points, while Maddie Madayag and Ponggay Gaston chipped in for 11 and 10 markers, respectively.

“Medyo sa third set nag-relax. We’re just waiting for the game to finish, hindi dapat ganun. We have to finish it right. That’s the mindset siguro medyo nag-enjoy, nakita malayo lamang," head coach Oliver Almadro said.

"Kailangan matutunan 'yun, kailangan matutunan ng galing sa bench na when the time comes, they would be used inside the court kailangan mentality and mindset play the right way." 

Tubino and Balse led the Lady Troopers with 10 points apiece. Jovelyn Gonzaga was limited to just six points.