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PVL Reinforced Creamline vs. Iriga Navy – Galanza-6493
PVL Reinforced Creamline vs. Iriga Navy – Galanza-6493

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Creamline rolls to 5th straight win, hands Iriga-Navy 5th straight loss


Already comfortably in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference semifinals, the Creamline Cool Smashers ended the preliminary round strong, sweeping the Iriga-Navy Oragons 25-21, 26-24, 25- at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Experimenting with different lineups throughout the match, Creamline overwhelmed Iriga-Navy when the score became tight. Tied at 21 in the first set, the Oragons quelled their own fire, giving up four straight errors to gift the Cool Smashers the first set win.

Iriga clung to a 13-8 advantage in the second frame, before Creamline rattled off a 10-2 run to bury the Oragons. The third set had the Cool Smashers ahead 8-2 to start, until the Oragons forced a late 23-all deadlock. From there Alyssa Valdez and Risa Sato teamed up to close the match with back-to-back hits.

“Siguro, it’s really hard to have the advantage of going to the semis immediately. Siyempre, mag-iiba ‘yung mindset. It was shown in today’s game,” said Valdez of her team’s close encounters in each.

“It shows na we have a lot to work on and we need to keep pushing,” added the four-time V-League Most Valuable Player.

Valdez finished with 19 points while Jema Galanza added 14 markers in her first start of the season. Setter Jia Morado sat out the third set to rest her right shoulder.

The Cool Smashers ended the prelims with a 6-1 record.

Macy Ubben toppes the Oragons with 17 markers while Lauren Whyte added 15.

Iriga-Navy hold a 1-6 record after the first round.


The Scores

Creamline (3) – Valdez 19, Galanza 14, Kaewpin 12, Asceric 7, Sato 2, Cabanos 1, Morado 1, Soriano 0, Atienza (L), Gohing (L)

#ReadMore  Creamline sweeps Air Force to barge into semis

Iriga-Navy (0) – Ubben 17, Whyte 15, Imbo 6, Acuna 4, Eguia 4, Serafica 4, Raterta 1, Madulid 0, Ticar (L)

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Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.


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