Choco Mucho came back from a set down to turn back F2 Logistics, 19-25, 25-8, 25-17, 25-19, for its seventh straight victory in the Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference Tuesday night at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.
The Flying Titans moved up to a share of the second spot with a 7-1 win-loss record tied with Chery Tiggo, half a game behind unbeaten defending champion Creamline (8-0).
Choco Mucho quickly regrouped after surrendering the opening set with a dominating performance in the second frame that turned the tables around.
“Good thing in the second set and third set we were able to get our rhythm. We’re able to execute what we wanted to do inside the court that’s why we got the win,” Flying Titans head coach Dante Alinsunurin said.
Sisi Rondina once again flexed her muscle on offense with 21 points, all coming from attacks, and was active on defense with 12 excellent receptions for Choco Mucho.
Isa Molde had 13 markers while Cherry Nunag and Kat Tolentino fired 10 points each to help the Flying Titans move closer to clinching a semifinals berth for the first time since last year’s Open Conference.
Choco Mucho formally booted out the Cargo Movers’ in the semis race as it handed the battered F2 Logistics a third straight defeat.
F2 Logistics, which lost Jolina dela Cruz after hurting her left leg midway through the third set, dropped to a 4-5 slate to kiss its semis hopes goodbye.
The Cargo Movers are stuck at 12 match points and would only reach a maximum of 18 points even if they sweep their last two games.
Current No. 4 Cignal (6-3) carries 19 points.
No F2 Logistics player reached double digits with skipper Aby Marano finishing with nine points. Ivy Lacsina and Ara Galang got eight and seven markers, respectively, for the Cargo Movers.