The Creamline Cool Smashers end their out-of-town excursion with a split, sweeping the PayMaya High Flyers, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the People’s Gym in Tuguegarao.
Coming off a grueling five-set loss to BanKo-Perlas yesterday, the Cool Smashers displayed feisty energy from the start against their erstwhile undefeated foes.
Creamline pounded PayMaya on the serve, netting six aces to the High Flyers two. Their serving also fueled their decisive 42-33 spiking tally, stifling PayMaya’s offense.
“Yeah, we knew na we could play than what we showed yesterday so everybody was very determined na makabawi today,” said Creamline captain Alyssa Valdez. “Siguro, we just reminded ourselvea to stay happy and enjoy the game kasi that’s when the team’s at its best.”
Valdez punched in 12 points while Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin added a game-high 17 markers.
Creamline (2-1) takes on defending champs Pocari Sweat (1-1) on May 20.
American Tess Rountree led the High Flyers with 17 points and was the only one on her team in double-digits.
PayMaya (2-1) faces Iriga-Navy (1-0) on May 19.
Creamline (3) – Kaewpin 17, Valdez 12, Gumabao 8, Aseric 7, Sato 5, Morado 3, Soriano 1, Galanza 0, Gohing (L)
PayMaya (0) – Rountree 17, Urdas 8, Nabor 6, Sullivan 5, Malabanan 2, Singh 1, Soltones 1, Sta. Rita 0, Pantone (L)