Choco Mucho Soars to Victory Over Petro Gazz for 6 Consecutive Wins
Sisi Rondina and Thang Ponce pace Choco Mucho to a sixth straight win in the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) second All-Filipino Conference. Ponce provided a steady presence in the game. Rondina poured 17 points, while Ponce helped the Flying Titans recover from a first-set loss with 20 digs and nine excellent receptions. Choco Mucho coach Dante Alinsunurin admits their reception was the problem in the first set but praised their floor defense and blocking for helping them recover. This win marked their sixth straight win and rose to the second seed with a 6-1 record tied with Chery Tiggo.
Rondina also helped Ponce in defending the floor with 10 receptions and nine digs for Choco Mucho. Kat Tolentino had 13 points including two aces, Isa Molde chipped in 10 points. Setter Deanna Wong dished out 13 excellent sets on top of two blocks, as middle blockers Maddie Madayag and Cherry Nunag added nine markers. Choco Mucho takes on the skidding F2 Logistics (4-4) on Tuesday at Philsports Arena.
After winning its first four games, Petro Gazz absorbed its fourth straight loss and dropped to 4-4 tied with F2 in sixth place. Grethcel Soltones led the Angels with 19 points, Jonah Sabete had 18 points and nine digs, while Aiza Maizo-Pontillas added 12 points as they missed setter Djanel Cheng and middle blocker Ranya Musa.