Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


VTV Cup: Choco Mucho rallies from 0-2 hole, downs Suwon ahead of semis

Choco Mucho made an impressive comeback from a 0-2 deficit to defeat Suwon City in a five-set match, with a score of 16-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-17, 15-11 in the 2023 VTV Cup at Lao Cai Gymnasium on Wednesday evening.

The Flying Titans concluded the preliminary round as the third seed with a 3-2 record. The team had already secured a playoff spot before the match, as Kansai University of Social Welfare suffered a loss to Vietnam 1 the day before.

Tied at 9-9 in the deciding set, Yuni Choi’s attack went out, followed by Sisi Rondina’s successful cross-court hit and block, giving Choco Mucho a 12-9 lead.

Yuni quickly redeemed herself by scoring through a block, but Yu-Li Jeong was penalized for a net violation, followed by another error on their side, pushing the Rebisco-backed squad to a match point.

Young-In Yoon blocked Rondina, saving a point for Suwon, but Rondina promptly sealed the victory with a block.

The Flying Titans had to overcome a rough start, dropping the first two sets before rallying in the next two to force a decider.

Choco Mucho stayed competitive in the first set, but the Koreans broke an 8-all tie, surging to a 21-13 advantage through the efforts of Yeon-Jae Lee, Hyun-Ji Kim, and Do-Ah Kim. The PVL squad never recovered, and Suwon took a 1-0 set lead.

In the second set, the Flying Titans found themselves trailing 20-22 after Hyun blocked Tolentino, but former UST star Rondina narrowed the gap to one, 22-23, with an emphatic block. Unfortunately, it wasn’t sufficient as Suwon secured a 2-0 lead.

Choco Mucho managed to regain momentum in the third set, holding a slim 17-15 lead before Rondina initiated a 5-1 run that buried the Koreans at 22-16. Deanna Wong and Cherry Nunag then finalized the set, getting Choco Mucho on the scoreboard.

#ReadMore  UE goes on first winning streak since 2012, stifles UST

The Flying Titans maintained their intensity in the fourth set, establishing an eight-point advantage of 23-15 over Suwon, edging closer to forcing a fifth set. Once again, Nunag played a crucial role, scoring with a quick hit before Des Cheng concluded the set.

Choco Mucho will face the second-ranked team from the preliminary round in the Final Four on Friday.

Written By

You May Also Like


ILOILO – Choco Mucho remained in contention for the top seed after sweeping Chery Tiggo, 25-16, 25-19, 25-23, to end the elimination round of...


ILOILO – Dani Ravena paid tribute to Nxled following the Chameleons’ four-set victory over Farm Fresh to end their Premier Volleyball League Second All-Filipino...


ILOILO – Nxled finished its maiden campaign on a high note, taking down Farm Fresh in four sets, 25-17, 17-25, 25-20, 25-17, in the...


PLDT snapped its three-game skid, sweeping F2 Logistics 25-21, 27-25, 25-23 to stay in quarterfinals contention in the Premier Volleyball League Second All-Filipino Conference...


Creamline had to work doubly hard to secure its tenth consecutive win after facing a tough challenge from Akari in the Premier Volleyball League...


Creamline is now one win away from sweeping the elimination round after defeating Akari in four sets, 26-28, 25-14, 25-23, 25-22, in the Premier...


Tired of losing, Roma Joy Doromal stepped up to the challenge on Thursday to lead Galeries Tower to its first franchise victory in the...


Galeries Towers finally broke through, overcoming a 0-2 deficit against the struggling Gerflor, securing an 18-25, 24-26, 25-23, 25-18, 15-11 victory for its first...