Choco Mucho sweeps Sta. Lucia for second straight win

Published July 23, 2021, 7:05 PM

by Carlo Anolin

The Choco Mucho Flying Titans swept the Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors, 25-17, 25-22, 25-20, for their second straight win in the 2021 PVL Open Conference at the PVC Socio-Civic & Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte Friday, July 23.

Choco Mucho players huddle in celebration of a point against Sta. Lucia in the 2021 PVL Open Conference at the PVC Socio-Civic & Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte Friday, July 23. (PVL Media Bureau)

Kat Tolentino powered Choco Mucho anew with 16 kills to haul 18 points, Ponggay Gaston added eight points, all coming from kills, while Maddie Madayag and Bea De Leon scored seven points apiece.

“We didn’t expect, we know naman contender Sta. Lucia alam naman nating kung ano klaseng level team meron team, nila mataas level,” said Choco Mucho coach Oliver Almadro. “Second set we started slow, good thing nag step right away. Nakapag-adjust players doon sa binibigay saming sistema ng Sta. Lucia.

“Sabi nga natin, every game is a must win. Every game we should be learning towards the next games. Malaking bagay ito because it’s single round and isa sa mga contender ito.”

Sta. Lucia had its chances to capture at least one set after closing in a 7-4 blitz to trail at 19-23.

But De Leon scored the 24th set point despite a miscommunication on their end before a costly service error from Sta. Lucia sealed the deal for the Flying Titans.

Gaston supplied the third set rally for Choco Mucho after scoring back-to-back points to extend the lead to seven, 19-12.

Mika Reyes and Jonah Sabete chalked up nine points apiece for the Lady Realtors, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas contributed eight markers, while Mar-Jana Phillips, Dell Palomata, and Jovielyn Prado also chipped in seven points each.

Choco Mucho remained undefeated in two games while Sta. Lucia fell to a 1-3 record. (Carlo Anolin) ###

 
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