October 02, 2021

Rebisco, Choco Mucho fall to 0-2 in AVC Clubs

Philippine teams Rebisco and Choco Mucho could not get the elusive win on the second day of the 2021 Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship.

Dindin Santiago-Manabat's contributions proved to be too late in Rebisco's 11-25, 16-25, 16-25 loss to Supreme Chonburi , Saturday night at Terminal 21 Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Chery Tiggo's Santiago-Manabat, who was just cleared earlier, was the spark Rebisco needed in the third set making five points to finish with six. Unfortunately, though, her showing was not enough.

The Filipinas failed to sustain their 5-1 start in the third as Supreme Chonburi clawed back and took the lead at 9-8, never giving the advantage back to Rebisco.

Up 16-13, Srithong, Thinkaow, and Srilaoong connived for six straight points to pull away in the third salvo.

Ahead by just a solitary point, the Thais broke the second frame wide open with a 10-2 blast to move on the verge of a sweep, 25-16.

Supreme Chonburi started the match strong, cruising to a 7-1 lead en route to a 25-11 blowout first canto.

Faith Nisperos, who played for Ateneo in the 2019 PVL Collegiate Conference, led Rebisco with eight points.

In the first game, Choco Mucho put up a courageous fight but fell short against Kazakhstan's Zhetysu, 22-25, 19-25, 15-25.

Photo from SMM

"Siguro we need more time to be able to jell together. For now, more day-to-day improvement," said Deanna Wong, who started the game after coming off the bench yesterday.

"We need to work together as a team," added the 23-year-old setter of the Flying Titans.

Chery Tiggo's Mylene Paat - who was upgraded to the starting six - chimed in seven points on five attacks and two blocks.

Middle blockers Ria Meneses (Petro Gazz) and Dell Palomata (Sta. Lucia) were effective, making seven and five points, respectively.