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PVL: Flying Titans begin Open Conference quest

All eyes are on ChocoMucho when the much-hyped about newcomer charges into its first battle in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference against BaliPure on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Game time is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Flying Titans are considered to be one of the teams to watch in the season-ending conference after making noise with their composition. ChocoMucho parades a very competitive lineup with the trio of Bea De Leon, Kat Tolentino and Maddie Madayag but what made the Flying Titans more interesting is the inclusion of De La Salle University legend Manilla Santos-Ng. Santos-Ng is making a comeback since her last competitive volleyball stint 10 years ago when she led the Lady Spikers to the UAAP Season 71 throne during her swan song. Santos-Ng also won the Most Valuable Player award that season. But the Oliver Alamdro-mentored squad has yet to prove that they are as good as advertised. And the Water Defenders are no pushovers. Though BaliPure finished the Reinforced Conference winless, the Water Defenders gained the much-needed experience in the import-laden tournament. Back for BaliPure are power-hitters Grazielle Bombita, Sandra Delos Santos, Menchie Tubiera, setter Vira Guillema and Satrianni Espiritu.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnAug 13th, 2019

Choco Mucho shuts down Motolite, Petro Gazz blanks Chef’s Classics

MANILA, Philippines – The quest for a Final Four spot continues for Choco Mucho as the Flying Titans sustained their fiery streak with a win over Motolite, 19-25, 25-21, 25-15, 28-26, in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference on Wednesday, October 2, at the FilOil Flying V Centre ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2019

PVL: Creamline-ChocoMucho clash highlights this week s PVL action

Defending champion Creamline gets a chance to test the mettle of sister-team ChocoMucho in this week’s marquee match in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference. The Cool Smashers remain unbeaten in five outings and will be coming off a one-week rest when they march back into action on Saturday to face the Flying Titans, who will take on the veteran-laden BanKo first on Wednesday before facing Creamline in their pair of heavyweight assignments. The Creamline-ChocoMucho clash is slated at 6:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. On Wednesday, the Flying Titans, who are on a two-way tie with Motolite at 2-1 win-loss slate, gets and acid test against the Perlas Spikers, who are looking to improve their 3-2 slate and spark a winning streak at 6:00 p.m. Facing off in the curtain-raiser are Moolite and listless Air Force (0-3) at 2:00 p.m. in a match that will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. At 4:00 p.m. unbeaten PacificTown Army guns for its third straight win when it pairs with PetroGazz (1-2). Winless Chef’s Classics (0-4) tries to arrest its slump on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. against BaliPure (1-3) before Creamlin and ChocoMucho take the spotlight. The Lady Troopers and Motolite cap their week with an encounter on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. to be followed by the Angels and Lady Jet Spikers’ bout at 6:00 p.m. In the Collegiate Conference, Ateneo de Manila University eyes its third straight win when it battles San Beda University (1-1) on Saturday at 12:00 noon in Group A action. Group B leader Arellano University (2-0) collides with Far Eastern University (1-1) at 10:00 a.m. while College of St. Benilde (1-1) looks to get back on the winning track also in Group B when it clashes with Lyceum of the Philippines University (0-2) in the 8:00 a.m. curtain-raiser. UAAP powerhouse teams University of Sto. Tomas and Adamson University try to keep their grip of the lead in their respective groups on Sunday. The Tigresses (2-0) take on winless TIP at 10:00 a.m. in Group B while at 12:00 noon the Lady Falcons square off with San Sebastian College (0-2). University of Perpetual Help (1-1) and Letran (0-2) begin the triple-bill playdate at 8:00 a.m. All Collegiate Conference games are available via iWant and livestream.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles       .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2019

PVL: Cool Smashers begin repeat quest

Creamline jumpstarts its title-retention bid against a comebacking Philippine Air Force side as the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference gets underway on Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Bannered by super star hitter Alyssa Valdez and prized setter Jia Morado, the crowd-favorite Cool Smashers begin their road to redemption after surrendering the Reinforced Conference title to PetroGazz almost a month ago. Game time is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Creamline will parade the same solid core of veterans Michele Gumabao, Risa Sato, Jema Galanza and libero Mel Gohing. Also back for another tour of duty are young stars Heather Guino-o, Kyle Negrito and Celine Domingo while Fille Cainglet-Cayetano is making a comeback after sitting out the import-laden conference. Although facing a Jet Spikers squad which skipped the previous conference, Valdez knows that Air Force remains a dangerous foe.    “We can’t blink whenever we play against Air Force,” said the three-time Conference Most Valuable Player. “They’re smart, they’re very well-experienced team. In volleyball if you have those experiences mas dumadali ang laro.” The Jet Spikers are back in the fold after sitting out the Reinforced Conference. Air Force will field a battle-hardened crew led by setter Wendy Semana, Joy Cases, May Ann Pantino, Judy Anne Caballejo and middle Dell Palomata.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2019

PVL: Angels try to keep momentum going ahead of semis stint

PetroGazz is out to build its momentum going into the Final Four when it clashes with ChocoMucho on Wednesday in the last match of the closing playdate of the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Action begins at 6:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Angels are already secured of the no. 2 spot in the best-of-three Final Four regardless of the result of their game. PetroGazz is just looking to boost its morale going into the semis against the no. 3 team. Coming off back-to-back wins, the reigning Reinforced Conference champions have the advantage not only in momentum but also in manpower as the Flying Titans will be playing sans middle blocker Maddie Madayag. Madayag is currently in Japan training with the national team as preparation for the 30th Southeast Asian Games next month. ChocoMucho is tied with PacificTown Army at 6-9 and is reeling from a three-game losing skid.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2019

PVL: Angels shoot for Final Four seat anew

Twice denied of a spot in the Final Four, PetroGazz tries again on Wednesday but the Angels will have to hurdle an Air Force squad also in dire need of a win to fuel its own semis drive, guaranteeing a fierce duel in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan. Game time is at 6:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Angels looked headed to a trouble-free ride to the semis by racking up eight straight victories for a 9-2 card last week but the 10th win that would’ve assured their stint in the next round proved elusive as the Reinforced Conference champions dropped their last two games to the Motolite and unbeaten defending champion Creamline. PetroGazz’s losses enabled PacificTown-Army and Air Force, who are tied at 6-7 slates, to stay in the hunt for a playoff for the last Final Four seat. Army and Air Force need to sweep their last three games and hope that PetroGazz (9-4) and Motolite (9-5) won’t go over nine wins to force a playoff for the last semifinal seat. Jovielyn Prado and Paneng Mercado, who combined for 26 hits in PetroGazz’s losing 1-3 stand to Creamline in Iloilo last Sunday, are again expected to lead the Angels drive along with Cherry Nunag, Jeanette Panaga and Cai Baloaloa with top hitter Jonah Sabeh also out to atone her mediocre four-hit showing the last time out. But the Jet Spikers are also coming into the match upbeat following a four-set win over the Choco Mucho Flying Titans over the weekend that kept the former in the playoff race......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 15th, 2019

PVL: Flying Titans, Lady Jet Spikers clash in crucial duel

ChocoMucho and Air Force fight for dear life in the semifinals race with both teams seeking a vital win on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. Game time is at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Between the two teams, the Flying Titans, who carry a 6-8 win-loss record, are in a more precarious situation where ChocoMucho is hard-pressed to score a win and pray that Motolite (8-5) won’t reach nine wins to keep its slim Final Four hopes alive. The Flying Titans are coming off back-to-back losses with their last coming at the hands of BanKo in straight sets last Wednesday. On the other hand, the Jet Spikers hold a 5-7 slate but Air Force must sweep all of its remaining games to force a playoff for a semis seat. Air Force hopes to bounce back from a tough five-set loss to BaliPure last Sunday.   ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2019

PVL: Perlas Spikers out to firm up semis bid

BanKo hunts for another win to boost its bid for a Final Four spot but the Perlas Spikers are sure to face tough resistance from ChocoMucho in their Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference elims rematch Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Action begins at 6:00 p.m. and will air live on SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The race for the remaining three semis seats is now tighter than ever with six teams still in thick of the race to join unbeaten defending champion Creamline in the next round. BanKo currently sits at third spot with an 8-5 win-loss record and is on a two-game winning streak.     The Perlas Spikers seek to duplicate their sweep of the Flying Titans in the first round. ChocoMucho, which saw its four-game win streak snapped in a straight sets loss to Creamline Saturday in Iloilo, carries a 6-7 slate and is in dire need of a win to keep its slim Final Four hopes alive. Another loss will put the Flying Titans, who are now feeling the repercussions of its long losing slump in the first round, on the brink of elimination.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2019

PVL: UST, Adamson begin title showdown

The race to the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Collegiate Conference throne begins on Wednesday for hungry teams University of Sto. Tomas and Adamson University in Game 1 of the best-of-three series at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Tagged as favorites after sweeping their respective groups in the elimination round and showing composure and grit to survive their grueling semifinals series, both squads march into their first Finals appearance in the tournament in a showdown that promises an action-packed affair. Game time is at 11:00 a.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Tigresses clinched a Finals ticket after edging out UAAP Season 81 championship tormentor Ateneo de Manila University in a thrilling, 20-25, 25-20, 25-16, 19-25, 16-14, Game 3 win on Sunday. Sisters EJ and Eya Laure will lead the charge of UST with rookies Imee Hernandez and Janna Torres, Rachelle Roldan, Kecelyn Galdones and setter Maji Mangulabnan backing them up. League-leading scorer Trisha Genesis, on the other hand, was the catalyst in the Lady Falcons’ first-ever championship stint as Adamson surpassed its third place finish last year. The sophomore Genesis starred in the Lady Falcons’ 25-18, 14-25, 25-17, 25-15, victory over College of St. Benilde in Game 3 of the semis to set up an all-UAAP team title clash. Ceasa Pinar, Lorene Toring, Rizza Cruz and promising rookie playmaker Louie Romero will back Genesis in Adamson’s quest for a crown. Meanwhile, the best-of-three battle for third between Ateneo and CSB is set at 9:00 a.m. Game 2 of the battle for third and Finals series is on Saturday.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2019

Creamline snaps Choco Mucho streak

    MANILA, Philippines – Creamline stopped its sister team’s hot run as the Cool Smashers blanked the Choco Mucho Flying Titans, 25-15, 25-15, 25-16, in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference on Saturday, October 5 at San Agustin Gym in Iloilo City. Jema Galanza propelled the Cool Smashers to their ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2019

PVL: Cool Smashers shoot for Final Four seat

Fancied defending champion Creamline seeks to formalize its stint in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference semifinals in Iloilo Saturday as it faces a sister team ChocoMucho at the University of San Agustin gym. Game time is at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Cool Smashers stake their unbeaten 11-0 slate against the surging Flying Titans Though the star-studded Cool Smashers are tipped to repeat their four-set triumph over the Flying Titans last Aug. 31, the latter have shown tremendous improvement and promise after snapping a long skid with a scrambling five-set escape over Chef’s Classics then beating BaliPure, BanKo-Perlas, PacificTown Army and Motolite to bounce back into semis contention. They remain outside of the Magic Four with a 6-6 card but their recent surge has bolstered their chances to grab at least a playoff for the last semis slot with Motolite and BanKo-Perlas just ahead at joint third with 7-5 slates and PacificTown Army at fifth with a 6-5 mark. PetroGazz is a cinch to clinch the second semis seat with an 8-2 mark. But Choco Mucho’s vaunted triple town combination of Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag and Bea de Leon must come up with one solid game to neutralize Creamline's vaunted firepower anchored on Alyssa Valdez, Michele Gumabao, Jema Galanza and Risa Sato......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 4th, 2019

PVL: Almadro all praise for prized libero Pineda

ChocoMucho head coach Oliver Almadro showered libero Bang Pineda with thanks and praises for a job well done in the Flying Titans' current rise in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference. Converted into a floor defense specialist from her original position as spiker, the Adamson University product has been the catalyst of the young team’s current four game winning streak.   “Sobrang big decision namin ni Bang yun. Lagi kaming nag-uusap, matagal na kaming magkakilala ni Bang. Alam niya na ‘Coach dito mo ako gamitin. Coach bahala ka kung saan mo ako gustong gamitin, kung saan ako makakatulong.’ Ganun siya eh. Ganoon si Bang,” said Almadro of Pineda. Almadro switched Pineda for Kim Gequillana’s spot in the early going of the conference.   “Sobrang, itong player na ito sobrang versatile na kahit saan mo ilagay, tatrabahuhin niya yan,” said Almadro. Pineda’s defensive prowess was in full display Wednesday in the Flying Titans’ 19-25, 25-21, 25-15, 28-26, comeback win over their first round tormentor Motolite to extend their winning streak to four. She had 33 digs and 21 excellent receptions, playing in the whole two-hour, 11-minute duel. “Kaya sabi ko kanina, ‘I love you very much, Bang.’ Kasi trinabaho niya talaga. Lahat ng bola sinugod niya talaga. Lahat nandoon siya, kahit saan ma-attack ang bola nandun siya and she is acknowledging it,” said Almadro. Despite playing a superb game, Pineda felt that it was on her that the opening set slipped out of ChocoMucho’s hands. “Ewan ko parang tulog pa ako like naiisahan ako, di ko mabasa ang palo so sa first set ako talaga ang mali dun,” she admitted. She only snapped out of her slump when Almadro signaled back up libero Dancel Dusaran to sit on the bench. “Parang di pa ako nagigising eh,” she said. “Tapos nu’ng nilagay si Dance (Dusaran) sa bench, ‘Oh papalitan na ako.’ Dun ako nagising na mali ko talaga, kailangan ko talagang trabahuhin ito kasi di naman makakaatake kung walang first ball eh. O kung wala ring dig na galing sa kalaban.” With Pineda focused, the Flying Titans regrouped in the next three sets including a wild windup in the fourth frame that saw ChocoMucho save three set points before finishing off Motolite. “’Yun nga sabi ni coach kung ano ang ibigay sa’yo paghirapan mo. Like kung di mo yan posisyon dyan ka nilagay for sure nakikita ng coaches na doon ka talaga makaka-help kasi di naman yan ibibigay sa’yo kung di ka makakatulong din,” Pineda said. ChocoMucho braces for a tougher fight on Saturday in a rematch with unbeaten defending champion Creamline in Iloilo.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2019

Choco Mucho gets back at Motolite, boosts PVL semis hopes

The Choco Mucho Flying Titans avenged their first round loss against Motolite in four sets, 18-25, 25-21, 25-15, 28-26, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2019

PVL: Motolite, Flying Titans out to fuel semis bids

With the race for the Final Four slot tightening up, Motolite tries to get back on the winning track in a rematch against first round victim Choco Mucho on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Action begins at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Motolite is currently at third spot with a 7-4 win-loss record, two games behind of second-running PetroGazz (7-2). Unbeaten repeat-seeking Creamline is way ahead of the pack with 11-0 slate. Coming off a 21-25, 19-25, 21-25, defeat at the hands of BanKo, Motolite will try to regroup to repeat over the Flying Titans which the Godfrey Okumu-mentored squad defeated in a dramatic come-from-behind escape, 25-27, 15-25, 25-18, 25-17, 18-16, in the first round despite missing the services of Myla Pablo because of a foot injury. Back in the fold, Pablo will try to rally Motolite with the help of Tots Carlos, Isa Molde, Jessma Ramos and setter Iris Tolenada back in the win column. But it won’t be an easy task just like in their first meeting as ChocoMucho is currently on a high from a three-game win streak after arresting a five-game slump. The Flying Titans outlasted PacificTown Army in five sets the last time out for a 5-6 card tied with Air Force. ChocoMucho, which will rely on the duo of Kat Tolentino and Maddie Madayag, must win all of its remaining games to boost its chances of forcing a at least a playoff for a semifinals seat.   ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 1st, 2019

Flying Titans disarm Lady Troopers

Choco Mucho clawed back from the jaws of defeat and eked out a 25-20, 17-25, 21-25, 25-11, 15-8 victory over PacificTown Army yesterday to boost its semis hopes in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the Flying V Centre in San Juan City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2019

PVL: Lady Troopers, Flying Titans target third win in a row

Jovelyn Gonzaga and head coach Kungfu Reyes make their return for PacificTown Army on Sunday as the Lady Troopers try to extend their winning streak to three straight when they face ChocoMucho in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Game time is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Opposite hitter Gonzaga will be back in the fold for PacificTown Army after serving a tour of duty with Reyes in the national team’s bronze medal-clinching campaign in the inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix recently in Thailand. The Lady Troopers are coming off back-to-back victories and are now seeking to make a repeat of their win over the Flying Titans. PacificTown Army is currently at fifth spot with a 6-4 win-loss slate. On the other hand, ChocoMucho is on a two-game roll after snapping a five-game skid for a 4-6 slate at seventh place. League-leading scorer Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag and Bea De Leon will banner the Flying Titans.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 28th, 2019

Flying Titans keep semis hopes alive

Choco Mucho finally got to unleash its vaunted triple-tower combination of Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag and Bea de Leon as the Flying Titans rolled past the BaliPure Water Defenders, 25-16, 25-12, 25-16, and pressed their backdoor semis drive in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2019

PVL: We still have so much more to show -- Tolentino

For the first time in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference, ChocoMucho fans saw the reunion of the trio of Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag and Bea De Leon inside the court. Although head coach Oliver Almadro admitted that they’re still far from the same dangerous troika that led Ateneo de Manila University to the UAAP Season 81 throne, the fact that they’re playing together for the Flying Titans was a welcome news for the mentor. “Throwback in different uniform,” said Almadro on Wednesday after ChocoMucho’s, 25-16, 25-12, 25-16, demolition of BaliPure for the team’s first back-to-back wins in the tournament. Madayag made her return after a tour duty with the national team in the ASEAN Grand Prix recently in Thailand while De Leon was on her second game for ChocoMucho after missing the first round to work on her conditioning. “I cannot say na kumpleto kami kasi Bea naman is not 100% pa but I have trust sa kanya na unti-unti she’s working hard para makabalik and we need her presence inside the court,” the mentor added.     League-leading scorer Tolentino, who has been carrying much of the scoring chores with an average of 22.8 points per game in their first nine outings, scored 14 points while Madayag posted 11 markers. De Leon chipped in with two points including the match-clinching dink in two sets of action as a reliever.   “I think obviously it’s not the same as UAAP,” said Tolentino, who averaged 33 points in her last three games. “It’s not really the same system yet cause she’s (De Leon) not yet fully ready but it’s nice to have each other and to be able to see each other and to be able to play and still be in coach O’s system.” “I’m so excited and we still have so much more to show,” she added. De Leon saw minutes inside the court sparingly but showed some glimpses of her old form. “Ako siguro yung nahiwalay for the longest because I hadn’t been in the court. But yeah, I was really excited nakaka-miss din maglaro kasi it’s hard to be in the sidelines,” she said. De Leon was just happy that she’s back with her long-time Ateneo teammates especially with the Flying Titans hoping to win as many games as they can to vie for a seat in the semifinals. “But like coach said medyo throwback siya and I’m excited to be on the court 100% to really be with them again,” said De Leon. “That’s why we’re all here para magkakasama pa rin kami.” The trio will play a big role in ChocoMucho’s push for a Final Four seat with big games against top tier teams PacificTown Army, Motolite, unbeaten defending champion Creamline, BanKo and Air Force coming up.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 25th, 2019

PVL: Angels get payback, win sixth straight

Streaking PetroGazz got its long-awaited payback after sweeping BanKo, 25-18, 25-18, 25-22, on Wednesday to rack up its sixth win in a row in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Angels climbed to solo second spot with a 7-2 win-loss record and exacted revenge over their first round tormentors to start their second round campaign on a high note. Jovie Prado and Jeanette Panaga led PetroGazz’s charge with 12 points each while Cherry Nunag and Jonah Sebete chipped in 11 and 10 markers, respectively.    Head coach Arnold Laniog said that the reigning Reinforced Conference champions prepared well for their rematch to avenge their four-set loss to begin their season-ending conference journey last month. “Kasi that time kagagaling lang namin sa bakasyon, dahil ‘di ba nag-champion kaya pinagpahinga ko ng matagal,” said Laniog. “Two weeks bago mag-opening lalaro na pala kami kasi supposedly ang alam namin medyo three weeks pa bago kami mag-game. Lumabas ang schedule so nandoon nga hindi ganoon ka-prepared but this time talaga going to second round nag-prepare talaga.” PetroGazz was never threatened during the match that only needed 80 minutes to conclude. Prado and Panaga combined for 21 of the Angels’ 44 attack points and built a strong wall at the net to score seven kill blocks with Nunag accounting for three. PetroGazz also took advantage of the Perlas Spikers’ spotty reception game to land seven aces. BanKo absorbed its second straight defeat as it slid to 6-5 slate at fifth spot. Dzi Gervacio scored 13 points with all but one coming off kills and added nine digs while Nicole Tiamzon and Sue Roces finished with six markers each for the Perlas Spikers.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 25th, 2019

Tolentino, Choco Mucho titisurin ang BaliPure

PAGAGANDAHIN pa ng Choco Mucho Flying Titans ang kanilang 3-6 panalo-talo marka sa pakikipagtipan kontra BaliPure alas-2 ng hapon sa pagpapatuloy ng 3rd PVL Open Conference 2019 sa FilOil Flying V Centre......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsSep 25th, 2019

PVL: Flying Titans eye first back-to-back wins

ChocoMucho tries to gain some momentum after checking a long skid when the Flying Titans take on a BaliPure side hoping to get out of a losing streak on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Opening serve is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. With Maddie Madayag expected to suit up after a tour of duty with the national team in Thailand for the inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix and Bea De Leon slowly getting back in her old form, ChocoMucho is tipped to make a repeat of its opening day win over the Water Defenders. Also leading the way for the Flying Titans is conference top scorer Kat Tolentino, who dropped a personal and tournament-high 36 points in ChocoMucho’s 32-34, 25-12, 23-25, 25-18, 15-11, win over Chef’s Classics last Saturday to end a five-game skid and improve to 3-6 record at seventh spot. But the Flying Titans, who need to pile up as many victories as they can to keep their flickering semifinals hopes alive, must not let their guards down against BaliPure, which is in desperate need of a win after an alarming six-game skid. The Water Defenders are at eighth spot with a 2-9 mark.   ---          Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2019