Choco Mucho overcame Chery Tiggo’s late surge with a 25-18, 25-22, 25-21 victory Sunday night to inch closer to a finals berth in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the PVC Socio-Civic & Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.
The Flying Titans held their ground after the Crossovers racked up three straight points to trim their 21-16 lead to 21-19 with Deanna Wong setting up smart play for Choco Mucho’s attackers.
Ponggay Gaston and Maddie Madayag produced the winning kills for Choco Mucho in their best-of-three semifinal affair.
“Mindset talaga,” Wong said post-game. “Dati, it was just our goal to be in the semis and now, we’re here. Pero the job’s not done yet. Madami pa dapat na trabuhin.”
Wong, who finished with 16 excellent sets on top of four points, hopes to seal the semis matchup win Monday.
Three players scored in twin figures for Choco Mucho with Kat Tolentino posting 11 points, and Bea De Leon and Gaston adding 10 points each.
The Flying Titans also banked on their service game by unleashing 12 aces – three each from Regine Arocha and De Leon.