Cool Smashers to bank on Valdez-Morado tandem in debut
Mark Escarlote on Jul 01, 2017 06:59 AM
All eyes are set on the Creamline tandem of Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado.
Superstar Alyssa Valdez and top playmaker Jia Morado team up once again while Mary Jean Balse adds experience to a beefed up Creamline squad making its debut against Adamson University Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Game time is at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream.
The Cool Smashers made the biggest recruitment coup after tapping the services of Morado, who together with Reinforced Conference Most Valuable Player Valdez led Ateneo de Manila to back-to-back UAAP titles in Season 76 and 77.
Creamline, which finished third in the import-laden conference, also added Balse, a seasoned middle blocker, and libero Angela Nunag.
Back for another tour of duty for the Cool Smashers are Aeriel Patnongon, Coleen Bravo, Jamela Suyat, Ivy Remulla, Pau Soriano, Alex Cabanos and Cheska Racraquin, who returned to an open hitter position after playing libero in the previous conference.
Meanwhile, Jema Galanza will face his former club when she leads the Lady Falcons charge.
Helping Galanza are Eli Soyud, a transferee from De La Salle University player, Bernadette Flora, May Roque, Fatima Joaquin and guest players Louie Romero and Rizza Cruz.
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