Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:50:31 +0000
CHOCO Mucho debuted in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference with a bang after thumping BaliPure, 25-12, 25-18, 25-18, on Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan City.
Former Ateneo standouts Kat Tolentino and Maddie Madayag flexed their muscles and finished with 14 and 11 points, respectively, for the Flying Titans, who needed 75 minutes in disposing of the 2017 champions.
Bea De Leon also contributed to the cause.
Only five players scored for the Water Defenders with Grazielle Bombita finishing with nine points.
Choco Mucho overpowered BaliPure in spikes (33-24) and service aces (10-0) as the Water Defenders stumbled into 28 errors including eight in the second frame.
BaliPure briefly showed signs of strength in the second set after leading 13-9, but Madayag and Tolentino joined forces as Choco Mucho scored nine of the next 11 points to grab the 18-15 upperhand en route to the set win.
The Water Defenders failed to recover in the third as the Flying Titans sizzled from service area.
Bang Pineda chipped in eight points for Choco Mucho while Manila Santos-Ng added two points. (KRISTEL SATUMBAGA)