PVL: Flying Titans begin Open Conference quest
Mark Escarlote on Aug 13, 2019 10:53 PM
ChocoMucho takes on BaliPure in PVL Season 3 Open Conference debut.
All eyes are on ChocoMucho when the much-hyped about newcomer charges into its first battle in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference against BaliPure on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Game time is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream.
The Flying Titans are considered to be one of the teams to watch in the season-ending conference after making noise with their composition.
ChocoMucho parades a very competitive lineup with the trio of Bea De Leon, Kat Tolentino and Maddie Madayag but what made the Flying Titans more interesting is the inclusion of De La Salle University legend Manilla Santos-Ng.
Santos-Ng is making a comeback since her last competitive volleyball stint 10 years ago when she led the Lady Spikers to the UAAP Season 71 throne during her swan song. Santos-Ng also won the Most Valuable Player award that season.
But the Oliver Alamdro-mentored squad has yet to prove that they are as good as advertised.
And the Water Defenders are no pushovers.
Though BaliPure finished the Reinforced Conference winless, the Water Defenders gained the much-needed experience in the import-laden tournament.
Back for BaliPure are power-hitters Grazielle Bombita, Sandra Delos Santos, Menchie Tubiera, setter Vira Guillema and Satrianni Espiritu.
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