MANILA, Philippines – Choco Mucho showed off their unwavering resolve in the latest match at the Lao Cai Gymnasium. Nevertheless, despite their best efforts, they were ultimately defeated by Vietnam 2’s unrelenting might in a thrilling five-set match that ended with scores of 18-25, 25-18, 12-25, 25-22, and 15-5.
The Flying Titans are now prepared to compete for a podium spot in the 2023 VTV Cup’s Battle for Bronze as a result of this defeat.
Despite a slow start that resulted in a loss in the opening set, the Flying Titans quickly recovered. They leveled the match with a fierce second set in response. Sadly, their success was fleeting since they ran into problems in the third quarter. The Vietnamese team took advantage of their weaknesses to take a commanding 25-12 lead and advance to the gold medal match.
But when Des Cheng stepped onto the court, it was a turning point. She fired a barrage of precise serves, demonstrating her amazing poise under pressure. In addition to earning her aces, these serves changed the course of the game and sent it into a suspenseful deciding set. With a slim 23-22 lead, Choco Mucho set the stage for a thrilling finish.
Vietnam 2 put up a masterful performance of composure and technique in the decisive set. Despite the growing anxiety, they remained composed and performed beautifully, securing victory with a commanding score of 15-5.
It’s noteworthy that this contentious encounter followed a similar story from three nights earlier. Vietnam 2 defeated the Flying Titans by a razor-thin margin in that match, winning with scores of 20-25, 26-28, 25-21, 25-20, and 15-9.
Choco Mucho’s enthusiastic effort throughout these battles highlights their tenacity and dedication to excellence, even though the ultimate victory escaped them. They are prepared to once more prove their skill as they compete in the Battle for Bronze and earn a place on the podium.