PVL: Choco Mucho returns to semifinals to Crimeline final

Crimline Cool Smashers in the semifinals.  PVL photo

Crimline Cool Smashers in the semifinals. PVL photo

The Manila, Philippine-Crimeline destroys Choco Mucho using its high-caliber weapon, entering the championship rounds of the 23-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-15, Sunday and Mall Premier Volleyball Open Conference at the Asia Arena.

Cool smashers Tots Carlos, Jema Galanza and Alyssa Valdez were knocked out from the offensive end, sweeping the first set and sweeping into the semifinals of the top three.

Now the Crimline, runners-up at last year’s Open Conference, will wait for the winner between Signal and PetroGaz in the other semifinals.

Carlos unloaded 23 points, Gallanza 17 and Valdez 16, plastering Choco Mucho’s defense through mere scoring outputs. The Cool Smashers entered the fourth set, beating the Flying Titans 48-29.

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Choco Mucho started a race, establishing a better net defense courtesy of Cherry Nunag who helped the Flying Titans post seven kill-blocks in the first set alone.

The Flying Titans created a more balanced attack pattern, illuminating the scoreboard early on as Isa Molde and Des Cheng moved to 23-15.

The Cool Smashers are on their way back to score the next seven points to rein in the Flying Titans. But it wasn’t until Alyssa Valdez and Phil Caitano served back-to-back.

Good thing for the Crimeline, it was more stable from the service line in the second set, five came and it rained which threw Choco Mucho.

In the third set, though, Choco Mucho, 15-13, climbed into a smash at Des Cheng, before Jema Galanza started scoring on the bench which gave the Cool Smashers the speed to take the frame.

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