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Alyssa Valdez on yellow card: ‘Sobrang dikit, ipaglalaban mo talaga bawat bola’


Alyssa Valdez took her reaction to social media after receiving a yellow card late in the fourth set of Creamline’s four-set victory over Chery Tiggo in the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference, Saturday night at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex.

With the game locked at 28-all, Mylene Paat went for an off-the-block hit which put the Crossovers at set point. Valdez, though, tried to contest the play and approached the first referee as the Cool Smashers felt that the ball dropped inside Chery Tiggo’s side of the court.

It did not help that the challenge system was unavailable during their match due to a malfunction.

The reigning Reinforced Conference Most Valuable Player eventually received a yellow card from first referee Fernando Velarde.

Still, the Cool Smashers managed to weather the Crossovers’ storm as they took a 25-23, 20-25, 25-12, 32-30 win to punch their ticket to the semifinals and remain spotless after five games.

Valdez said that there were indeed crucial calls in the game but chose to shrug it off, saying that it was still an entertaining show for the fans despite everything that transpired.

“In this kind of match, there is a lot of crucial calls din talaga,” said Valdez after the game.

“I mean, sobranng dikit talaga ipaglalaban mo talaga bawat bola so it’s very important talaga. It’s critical to have a video challenge but unfortunately, ‘di na naman namin na-experience pero the game is super entertaining naman for the fans,” she continued.

Valdez fired 13 points in the win which includes two aces to go along with nine excellent digs.

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Up next for Creamline is their much-anticipated matchup against F2 Logistics on Tuesday, 5:30 PM at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

“We’re gonna learn from this as well.”

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