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Choco Mucho soars to sixth straight victory

Kat Tolentino led the Choco Mucho Flying Titans to their sixth straight victory in the PVL Open Conference with a straight-set win over the Black Mamba-Army Lady Troopers on Monday. (PVL Media Bureau)

The Choco Mucho Flying Titans soared to their sixth straight victory in as many matches in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference by defeating the Black Mamba-Army Lady Troopers in three sets, 25-19, 25-23, 25-19, in Monday action at the PCV Socio-Civic & Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.

The lone unbeaten team in the Open Conference to date, the Flying Titans kept their unblemished record intact by steadily frustrating the Lady Troopers on both ends throughout the match.

Choco Mucho is now one win away from securing a spot in the semifinals.

Kat Tolentino showed the way for the Flying Titans, scoring 18 points, all from attacks.

Choco Mucho made an early move to close out the contest in the third set, racing to an 18-7 advantage.

But the Lady Troopers did not go down without a fight, narrowing their deficit to just four points, 23-19.

It was the closest they would get however, as two failed attacks by Black Mamba-Army afterwards handed the win to the Flying Titans.

Maddie Madayag finished with 11 points for Choco Mucho while Ponggay Gaston and Bea De Leon tallied 11 and eight points, respectively.

For the Lady Troopers, who dropped to 2-4 in the tournament, it was Honey Royse Tubino and Jean Balse-Pabayo who top-scored with 10 points apiece.

Choco Mucho takes on next the Creamline Cool Masters in a marquee match of league-leaders on Wednesday at 6 p.m. while Black Mamba-Army plays the Chery Tiggo Crossovers in the 3 p.m. joust on the same day. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo

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