ANTIPOLO - Cignal put itself in a prime position to come away with the third place honors in the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference, equalizing the series against Choco Mucho with a tough four-set win, 25-18, 27-25, 23-25, 25-17, Friday at Ynares Center here.
Rachel Anne Daquis anchored the HD Spikers with her 18 points from 13 attacks, four blocks, and an ace, as well as 25 excellent digs as her steady serving late in the fourth set allowed her side to recover from a tense third set.
Molina delivers winner
Ces Molina put the exclamation point in the fourth set with an emphatic spike to cap off her 21 markers off 19 attacks and two aces.
"Sobrang nakaka-proud kasi kahapon pa lang sa training, alam namin yung goal namin. Pinagkaloob sa amin ni Lord," said coach Shaq delos Santos.
"Hindi siya naging madali, alam namin na matibay talaga yung Choco Mucho. Hopefully yung points sana makuha namin talaga."
Gel Cayuna also continued to impress for the HD Spikers with 34 excellent sets to go with her seven markers, while Ria Meneses and Jerilli Malabanan both got nine in the victory.
Choco Mucho leaned on Kat Tolentino's 12 points built on 10 kills and two blocks, as Des Cheng got 11 in the loss.
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