MANILA, Philippines — Regardless of lacking Des Cheng as a consequence of a season-ending damage, depleted Choco Mucho drew a much-needed spark from its bench on Thursday.
The Flying Titans dominated the winless Galeries Tower Highrisers, 25-21, 25-16, 25-20, for his or her third straight win within the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) second All-Filipino Convention at Sta. Rosa Sports activities Complicated in Laguna.
Sisi Rondina led the collective effort of Choco Mucho, which additionally missed Maddie Madayag, Isa Molde, and Cherry Nunag within the match.
Rondina dropped 16 factors constructed on 13 assaults, two blocks, and an ace to go along with 10 digs and 7 glorious receptions because the Flying Titans improved to a 3-1 file forcing a three-way tie in third place with PLDT and Chery Tiggo.
“We’ll proceed to struggle on for our teammates like Des. We’re doing this for her and all of our teammates,” stated Rondina in Filipino. Cheng suffered an ACL tear in her proper knee final week.
“I’m joyful as a result of our teammates carried out. As I informed them, we simply must hold working, speaking, and doing the issues that may assist our group win.”
Choco Mucho coach Dante Alinsunurin lauded his group after each participant he fielded contributed to the victory.
“I’m grateful for this win as a result of all of the gamers I referred to as from the bench delivered regardless of our scenario and the issues of the group,” stated Alinsunurin, whose squad appears to be like to make it 4 in a row on Tuesday towards Nxled at Philsports Area in Pasig.
Rondina knew that her teammates would step as much as fill within the void left by Cheng and others. Caitlin Viray stepped up with 11 factors. Bea De Leon chipped in 10 factors together with two aces and a block, whereas Deanna Wong had 14 glorious units on high of two markers.
Regine Arocha additionally shone in her first begin within the convention with eight factors together with a pair of aces to go along with seven glorious receptions.
With the motivational phrases of Rondina, the previous NCAA Finals Most Invaluable Participant out of Arellano did nicely in filling within the large sneakers of Cheng and Molde.
“Sisi woke me up when she informed me that my spikes weren’t sturdy sufficient. Since she stated that I used to be energized and I saved on smashing the ball as a result of I noticed that I used to be over-eager with my assaults,” Arocha stated in Filipino. “I simply did what we do in apply however I do know that I dedicated a variety of errors so I’ve to do higher subsequent time.”
“We’re unhappy that Ate Des will now not play. However we wish her to chill out, we are going to maintain the group as we look forward to her,” she added.
Galeries, which has but to win a single set within the PVL, dropped to a 0-4 card tied with Gerflor.
No Highriser scored in double figures. Raprap Aguilar paced the Galeries with seven factors, whereas Julia Ipac and Ysa Jimenez, who solely performed within the third set, scored 5 every.