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Creamline, Choco Mucho smother badly-outclassed foes

Creamline, Choco Mucho smother badly-outclassed foes


Ced Domingo (No.13) and
the Cool Smashers
dismantle Gerflflor’s

Ced Domingo (No. 13) and the Cool Smashers dismantle Gerflor’s protection—PHOTO BY AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Alyssa Valdez celebrated her thirtieth birthday with a efficiency that introduced her gradual however positive return to type, and with Creamline to have a 13-day break after stitching up a second straight victory within the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Invitational Convention, the Cool Smashers and their group chief can afford some celebration.

“I’ve a recreation most of my [past] birthdays and it’s at all times a reminder to me why I’m enjoying and why I’m right here,” Valdez mentioned in Filipino, shortly after scoring 4 factors within the first two units of Creamline’s 25-18, 25-11, 25-12 ripping of newcomer Gerflor at FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan Metropolis because the Cool Smashers moved inside one other win of the semifinals.

“It’s due to the volleyball followers and the volleyball neighborhood and my teammates and all my groups. It’s a good way to rejoice my birthday on a regular basis.”

Touted, as traditional, because the group to beat, the Cool Smashers wasted little time in dispatching off the Defenders, who actually couldn’t dwell as much as their moniker within the face of the relentless attacking recreation of Creamline.

“We had a gradual begin however I’m glad we had been in a position to get well. All of the gamers contributed. We’re blissful as a result of we nonetheless acquired the win,” mentioned Creamline coach Sherwin Meneses in Filipino.

Reverse spiker Tots Carlos sustained her positive play with a game-high 15 factors on an environment friendly 13-of-19 attacking clip, whereas Jema Galanza chipped in 10 factors spiked by two aces, and Ced Domingo added eight factors highlighted by a team-high three blocks.

PLDT is subsequent

“It’s a complete group effort,” mentioned Valdez. “We ready for this back-to-back video games and we actually labored arduous and it paid off. Nevertheless it’s just the start of the convention [and] each recreation counts. So, hopefully it’s confidence-booster for everybody trying ahead to our subsequent recreation.”

That subsequent recreation received’t be till July 13 when the Cool Smashers battle the PLDT Excessive Velocity Hitters at PhilSports Area in Pasig Metropolis.

Scorching return

In the meantime, a well-recognized face sizzled for Choco Mucho within the second recreation as Sisi Rondina returned from a four-year indoor hiatus and led the Flying Titans in a 25-14, 25-7, 25-16 rout of Farm Contemporary.

After being away and concentrating on seashore volleyball, Rondina once more established herself as a power in her PVL debut with 14 factors constructed on 13 assaults as Choco Mucho debuted in fashion in Pool B.

“Proper in her first recreation, she confirmed her vitality and courageous character contained in the courtroom,” coach Dante Alinsunurin mentioned of the previous Santo Tomas Tigress. “Her aggressiveness additionally impressed her teammates which led to their collective effort. She might not be that vocal however her actions lead the group.”

Setter Deanna Wong additionally shone with eight factors constructed round 5 aces and two blocks and had eight wonderful units, displaying a superb reference to fellow Cebu native Rondina.

Kat Tolentino solely performed within the third set and scored two factors because the Choco Mucho coach mentioned she remains to be working her method to her prime form after representing the nation within the thirty second Southeast Asian Video games. However Caitlyn Viray stepped up and backed up her College of Santo Tomas teammate Rondina with 13 factors, whereas Cherry Nunag and Des Cheng added six factors every.

“Good recreation for our group as a result of our service-receive went effectively each set. I hope we will maintain this for our subsequent video games,” Alinsunurin mentioned.

Choco Mucho takes on one other new group, Foton, on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Nobody from the Foxies scored in double figures with Trisha Tubu main the cost with seven factors, as their earlier prime scorer Gayle Pascual was restricted to only a level.

Farm Contemporary dropped to 0-2 in Pool B earlier than taking a break as its subsequent match is scheduled on July 11 in opposition to Petro Gazz at PhilSports Area.

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