Tubino Royse Tubino of Choco Mucho displays good form. PvL photo

Choco Mucho remains cautious vs Farm Fresh

April 22, 2024 Theodore P. Jurado 161 views
Isa Molde of Choco Mucho reacts. PVL photo

CHOCO Mucho adopts a cautious approach against Farm Fresh in today’s Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference match at the Philsports Arena, aiming to balance preserving energy and maintaining competitive form ahead of the demanding semifinals.

With a tied record of 8-2 along Petro Gazz, Creamline and Chery Tiggo, the Flying Titans could afford to ease off the gas pedal and still secure a spot in the semifinals. However, a victory would provide a confidence boost after their recent loss to the Cool Smashers.

Coach Dante Alinsunurin may consider strategic lineup changes in the face of top spiker Kat Tolentino’s continued absence, focusing on developing new combinations for the semis.

Farm Fresh (3-7), meanwhile, is also determined to end its campaign on a high note, promising an intriguing matchup set at 6 p.m.

Nxled and Capital1, on the other hand, tangle at 4 p.m. with the Chameleons seeking to improve their 4-6 record and the Solar Spikers seeking to nail their second win in 10 games.

PetroGazz and Creamline, with superior points with 25 and 24, respectively, have already assured themselves of semis berths.

Chery Tiggo, with 23 points, still needs to secure a win over Galeries Tower on Saturday, to formally advance to the semifinals.

PLDT’s slim chance for advancement depends on specific outcomes, underscoring the high stakes as the tournament heads to its last three elims playdates.

The High Speed Hitters, who will take on the Cool Smashers on Saturday, have a 7-3 record and 20 points, as they need to produce a superior set ratio to dislodge the Crossovers in fourth spot.

PLDT must also hope that the improbable will be possible, needing some help from Galeries Tower to pull off a stunning straight-set reversal of Chery Tiggo and get the job done by beating Creamline convincingly.