The Choco Mucho Flying Titans captured their third win in a row after defeating the debuting Perlas, 25-23, 25-20, 25-20, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the PCV Socio-Civic Cultural Center in Bacarra on Sunday night.
The Flying Titans fought off the Spikers in a tense finish in the opening set with Cebuana Deanna Wong completing a 1-2 play that allowed the former to escape after the latter pulled within, 23-24, on Nicole Tiamzon’s back-to-back hits.
Choco Mucho controlled the second frame, 17-10, then scored on three Perlas’ service miscues to cruise to victory. It was more of the same in the third although Perlas threatened at 18-19 before Choco Mucho got their acts together and finished off their opponents.
In the last game, BaliPure hacked out another come-from-behind win after beating Cignal HD, 21-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-22 to tie Petro Gazz and Chery Tiggo at third with 2-1 slates.
But the Purest Water Defenders needed to check a late meltdown to squeak out the victory and get back into the mix after dropping a four-setter to the Black Mamba Army Troopers last Tuesday.
Looking for a great finish after battling back from a set down, winning the next two and storming to a 21-12 lead in the fourth, the Water Defenders yielded 10 of the next 12 points on miscues and the HD Spikers’ key hits, pulling the latter within a point. But Grazielle Bombita powered in a kill over two defenders after her first attempt was foiled and Satriani Espiritu dashed the HD Spikers’ rally with an ace.
Cignal HD dropped to joint eighth with the Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors at 1-3. (JNP)