They have been up, two units to none in Recreation 2 of their semifinal collection within the PVL All-Filipino Convention. They have been precisely the place they wished to be at that time.
However Choco Mucho was additionally in that snug place in Recreation 1, solely to lose.
On Saturday, Choco Mucho made certain it didn’t repeat the errors it made within the opener.
“We went [to the game] with the mindset that we are going to bounce again from our loss in Recreation 1,” coach Dante Alinsunurin stated in Filipino because the Flying Titans swept the Cignal HD Spikers, 25-23, 25-22, 25-22 at PhilSports Area in Pasig Metropolis.
Choco Mucho prolonged its convention right into a deciding sport on Tuesday after ensuring there was no comeback from its foes. Trailing by some extent within the third set, the Flying Titans went on a crippling run on the way in which to leveling the best-of-three collection.
Sisi Rondina and Kat Tolentino have been largely answerable for serving to Choco Mucho guarantee that Cignal stayed down this time after blowing a two-set lead in Recreation 1 for an 18-25, 23-25, 25-14, 25-19, 15-10 defeat final Thursday.
That defeat ended the Flying Titans’ 10-game profitable streak and put them on the cusp of an early trip.
And Rondina took that loss personally, admitting that fatigue is getting the higher of the Flying Titans.
“I at all times inform myself that we have to lengthen this collection; our arduous work ought to repay as a result of we’re getting drained like from coaching [and] we need to relaxation as properly,” Rondina stated after carrying the scoring load for Choco Mucho with 23 factors, 20 coming from assaults.
“However we’ll proceed on so our arduous work pays off. The end result of that might be an excellent efficiency,” Rondina went on whereas additionally including two blocks.
Tolentino produced 15 factors on 13 assaults and two blocks and stated that staying alive gave the crew a chance to go for the larger purpose.
“For me, we now have to humble ourselves once more, we now have to start out from the start. We have fun however we now have to arrange once more for Tuesday (Recreation 2) due to course Cignal is gonna come out with extra hearth,” Tolentino stated.
“The crew that’s complacent will at all times be at a drawback and I believe that’s what occurred final sport and we now have to maintain that fireplace alive and simply proceed to be humble with our expertise and return to educate Dante’s system,” she added.
The winner of Tuesday’s do-or-die duel will advance to the Finals in opposition to powerhouse Creamline, which continued to ascertain its dominance by ousting Chery Tiggo, 26-24, 25-21, 25-21, in Recreation 2 of their semifinal collection.