Continuing their unbeaten run in the 2019 PVL Open Conference, the Creamline Cool Smashers made quick work of the Bali Pure Water Defenders, 25-11, 25-15, 25-17, Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre.
The reigning champions barely felt the absence of Jia Morado and Alyssa Valdez. Kyle Negrito and Jema Galanza stepped up in the biggest of ways to steer Creamline to their tenth straight victory.
Galanza paced her team with a game-high 17 markers. The former Adamson Lady Falcon rained down 14 attacks and a pair of service aces.
Meanwhile, Negrito single-handedly churned out the offense for the Cool Smashers. The product of FEU dished out 17 excellent sets, as eight of her attackers chimed in a point in the straight-set beating.
Risa Sato and Fille Cainglet-Cayetano were also instrumental in the victory. The former tallied 10 points from six attacks and two service aces, while the latter chimed in seven markers spiked by two blocks.
“Sobrang nakaka-proud kasi hindi lang yung inaasahan yung makaka-puntos talaga. Well, pati yung mga nasa labas, talagang ready sila and andoon yung eagerness nila na talagang gusto nila maglaro,” Galanza said.
On the other hand, the Water Defenders fell to 2-8.
Bali Pure skipper Grazielle Bombita managed eight markers built on seven attacks. Menchie Tubiera chipped in six points to go along with 12 excellent receptions and six excellent digs.
Valdez is recovering from a right ankle injury. On the other hand, Morado reinforced the national team in Thailand for the Southeast Asian Grand Prix in Nakhon Ratchasima, which begins on September 20.
Creamline look to keep their hot streak alive when they face the Air Force Lady Jet Spikers on Sunday, September 29. Meanwhile, Bali Pure seek to regain their winning ways against the PacificTown–Army Lady Troopers on Saturday, September 21 at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center.