PVL: Cool Smashers face surging Fighting Warays

Mark Escarlote on Oct 02, 2018 06:54 PM
PVL: Cool Smashers face surging Fighting Warays
Creamline seeks to bounce back from an opening day setback in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference.

Creamline’s character will be tested on Wednesday as the Cool Smashers look to bounce back from an opening day setback against surging Tacloban in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Game time is at 6:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream. 

The Cool Smashers, considered as title favorites, struggled with their form in their debut to fall victim to PetroGazz in a sorry five-set, 25-27, 25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 5-15, loss in Imus, Cavite last Saturday.  

Alyssa Valdez, who had 26 points last game, Risa Sato, Jema Galanza and Jia Morado will lead the Cool Smashers’ charge to erase the bitter memory of their loss.

But it won’t be an easy task for Creamline especially against a team that is coming off back-to-back wins.

After dropping its first game, Tacloban went on a two-game tear with victories over Iriga-Navy, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19, and Adamson-Akari, 25-21, 25-12, 25-22, for a 2-1 win-loss record tied with Pocari Sweat-Air Force at third to fourth spots.

Jovielyn Prado has been the scoring leader for the Fighting Warays with an average of 12.3 points per game while Heather Guino-o, Mary Anne Esguerra, Menchie Tubiera and setter Kyle Negrito giving valuable support.

 

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