April 08, 2022

Cignal takes advantage in bronze series

ANTIPOLO -- Cignal flashed the form that netted them a string of victories from the group prelims to the quarters, getting back at Choco Mucho in four to level their series at one-game apiece, Friday here at Ynares Center.

Choco Mucho took the series opener, 25-17, 25-21, 21-25, 25-22, at the MOA Arena last Wednesday.

But the HD Spikers, with skipper Rachel Ann Daquis back in top form after an abbreviated stint in Game One due to cramps, took charge early, survived an extended second set duel then struck back from a third set defeat with a big finish in the fourth.

They never gave the Flying Titans the momentum they needed following that third set win, wresting control early behind Daquis, Molina, Doria, and Jerrili Malabanan before sitting on an 18-14 cushion.

The HD Spikers took five of the next six points to all but settle the outcome at 23-15 and after Daquis countered Choco Mucho's attack with her own blast, Jheck Dionela came through with a spectacular dig off Kat Tolentino's assault, setting up Molina for the clincher against two defenders.

If Creamline sweeps Petro Gazz, Cignal takes the bronze due to point quotient.