MANILA, Philippines – Sisi Rondina continued to offer Choco Mucho with firepower whereas libero Thang Ponce supplied a gentle presence as he defeated Petro Gazz 18-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-16 for a sixth straight victory within the second all-Filipino convention of the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL).
Rondina scored 17 factors as Ponce helped the Flying Titans get well from a first-set loss – which marked the primary time that they had dropped a set since profitable their final 5 matches – after beginning Thursday on the unsuitable foot with poor service and reception.
“Our reception was the issue within the first set. However I encourage them to maintain working till we discover our rhythm in receiving the ball. Our flooring protection and blocking helped us get well,” Choco Mucho coach Dante Alinsunurin stated in Filipino.
Ponce stabilized Choco Mucho’s flooring protection with 20 factors and 9 glorious receptions as they climbed to the second seed with a 6-1 draw with Chery Tiggo.
“When the coach advised us that our reception was the issue. We tailored and I tightened my protection in order that our opponents would have a tough time scoring,” the libero stated in Filipino. “We actually labored arduous for this [winning streak].”
Alinsunurin was blissful to see Ponce repay her belief along with her constant performances up to now six matches.
“Once I gave her an opportunity and she or he might show herself, I advised her to not miss this chance. However I do know she will be able to do it. And I am impressed that she repays the belief given to her. It is extremely necessary for us that she delivers each recreation as a result of our system begins with flooring protection. She additionally offers her teammates power,” stated the Choco Mucho coach.
Rondina additionally helped Ponce defend the ground with ten receptions and 9 digs for Choco Mucho. Kat Tolentino had 13 factors, together with two aces. Isa Molde scored 10 factors. Setter Deanna Wong dished out 13 glorious units on high of two blocks, whereas center blockers Maddie Madayag and Cherry Nunag added 9 markers.
Choco Mucho will tackle the slipping F2 Logistics (4-4) on Tuesday within the Philsports Enviornment.
After profitable the primary 4 matches, Petro Gazz absorbed his fourth straight defeat and fell to a 4–4 draw with F2 in sixth place.
Grethcel Soltones led the Angels with 19 factors. Jonah Sabete had 18 factors and 9 factors, whereas Aiza Maizo-Pontillas added 12 factors as they have been lacking setter Djanel Cheng and center blocker Ranya Musa.