MANILA, Philippines — Sisi Rondina reset her pro-career-high to steer Choco Mucho’s collective effort in staving off Petro Gazz in 5 units, 25-22, 25-15, 22-25, 18-25, 15-10, to maintain its semifinal hopes alive within the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Invitational Convention on Saturday in entrance of 8,214 followers at Philsports Enviornment.
After a five-set collapse towards the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers final Tuesday, the Flying Titans made positive to keep away from one other heartbreaker with their semis possibilities on the road as Rondina saved them afloat regardless of blowing a 2-0 lead with 29 factors constructed on 25 spikes and 4 aces on high of 11 digs and 11 glorious receptions.
Choco Mucho fell to a 1-4 begin within the fifth set earlier than Des Cheng’s hit and Cherry Nunag’s massive block on Remy Palma gave them lead, 10-8, however Jonah Sabete stopped the bleeding for Petro Gazz.
Caitlin Viray additionally stepped up when it mattered most, scoring three straight kills for a 13-9 benefit earlier than Sabete blocked her subsequent try. Nevertheless, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas dedicated an important assault error that pushed the Titans to match level, 14-10, adopted by Rondina’s game-winning assault that finish the two-hour and 19-minute match.
“We’re joyful however on the identical time, it’s actually tiring to play within the fifth set. However earlier, I advised them to depart every thing on the ground each set even there have been units that we acquired upset so we bounced again,” mentioned Rondina. “[We] acquired one another’s again and we have now to attain when there’s a possibility. We confirmed our teamwork, communication, and eagerness to win.”
Nunag additionally powered the Flying Titans with 13 factors together with two blocks. Cheng and Viray had 12 factors every with the previous additionally tallying 16 glorious receptions, whereas Maddie Madayag added 9 markers.
Choco Mucho pressured a triple tie at 3-1 with F2 Logistics and Cignal, which it is going to tackle Tuesday in a pivotal Pool B sport.
“Earlier than we entered the court docket, I advised my gamers that we actually must win this sport to succeed in the semifinals. My gamers delivered and executed no matter changes we made in the course of the sport,” mentioned coach Dante Alinsunurin in Filipino. “It was a complete workforce effort. We’re actually grateful.”
Petro Gazz completed 3-2 in Pool B as Choco Mucho took its semis destiny out of the Angels’ arms.
Sabete and Grethcel Soltones led the Angels with 16 and 15 factors, respectively. Pontillas had 14 factors and 11 digs, as Palma added 12 factors.
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