Tolentino, Berte, Palec help Flying Titans end skid

first_imgChoco Mucho finally broke a five-game slump, repulsing the hard-luck Chef’s Classics, 32-34, 25-12, 23-25, 25-18, 15-11, and keeping its slim semifinal hopes alive in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Bulacan on Saturday.The Flying Titans fought back from two tight losses in the first and third sets then seized control early in the decider behind Kat Tolentino, Shang Berte and Shannen Palec to end a long skid for a 3-6 card while extending the Red Spikers’ woes to 10 straight games.ADVERTISEMENT Tolentino unleashed a 36-hit game, including four in the fifth frame capped by a backrow hit that ended the grueling rematch of the league’s newcomers while Berte and Palec had two hits apiece in that stretch.Middle blocker Bea de Leon also provided inspiration as she suited up for Choco Mucho for the first time after missing first-round action while trying to regain her form.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40The victory was huge for the young Flying Titans, who had failed to close out previous matches that went the distance, the last three against the league’s top teams—PetroGazz, Air Force and Motolite.Meanwhile, Air Force battles BanKo-Perlas at Filoil Flying V Centre on Sunday. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Ababa rules Del Monte tourney after challengers fail to overcome three-round hurdle LATEST STORIES P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Duterte to fly to Japan for Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Becoming his own man Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical View commentslast_img