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Choco Mucho outlasts PLDT, seals semifinal duel with Creamline


Kat Tolentino (No. 10) and Aduke Ogunsanya (No. 11) form a fearsome 1-2 Choco Mucho punch. —PVL

Kat Tolentino (No. 10) and Aduke Ogunsanya (No. 11) type a fearsome 1-2 Choco Mucho punch. —PVL

Choco Mucho’s Kat Tolentino is thrilled by the approaching matchup in opposition to “big sister team” Creamline within the Premier Volleyball League Open Convention best-of-three semifinals, even when the towering reverse hitter is aware of the percentages are stacked in opposition to them.

“It’s exciting given that it’s against a sister team, but we’ll treat them as any other team,” mentioned Tolentino, minutes after main the Flying Titans to a 25-21, 23-25, 29-31. 25-15, 15-11 victory over PLDT that sewed up that collection. “But for sure we have to step up.”

It’s the identical sentiment for his or her coach, Oliver Almadro, who mentioned the “great champion team” Cool Smashers will check their restrict in Recreation 1 set for Friday additionally at Filoil Flying V Centre the place a jampacked, roaring crowd witnessed the traditional five-setter.

“This is the playoffs, it’s a matter of whose character is effective, whose mindset is ready,” mentioned Almadro. “And it’s about mental toughness.”

PLDT got here out raring to problem that twice-to-beat protect that Choco Mucho had, beating them via sheer laborious work and tenacity within the second and third units earlier than imploding with errors within the subsequent two durations.

PLDT dedicated 43 errors in opposition to Choco Mucho’s 26. INQ

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