PVL: Valdez, Pablo cross paths in explosive showdown

Mark Escarlote on Oct 13, 2018 07:16 PM
PVL: Valdez, Pablo cross paths in explosive showdown
All eyes will be on power hitters Alyssa Valdez and Myla Pablo when Creamline and Pocari Sweat-Air Force clash on Sunday.

Two of the league’s biggest names collide on Sunday when Alyssa Valdez and Creamline meet Myla Pablo and the Pocari Sweat-Air Force Lady Warriors in an exciting Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference battle at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.   

Action is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. that will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream. 

Tied at 3-1 win-loss slates, the Cool Smashers and Lady Warriors will dispute the second spot behind league-leading and unbeaten BanKo (5-0).

Also at stake for both teams are their winning streaks. The two squads started out on the wrong foot but gained back their confidence by winning their next three games, respectively.

Leading Creamline is power hitter Valdez, who is averaging 21 points per game, backed by a solid crew led by Risa Sato, Jema Galanza, setter Jia Morado, veteran libero Mel Gohing and the returning Pau Soriano. Jem Gutierrez also made her presence felt in the Cool Smashers’ emphatic sweep of Adamson-Akari after scoring eight points, thus, giving head coach Tai Bundit another option on offense.

But Creamline will definitely need to bring its A-game when they face Pablo and the Lady Warriors.

The reigning Most Valuable Player Pablo is averaging 19 points per game and displayed solid floor defense for Poacri Sweat.

Pablo will also have a veteran crew to help her with middles Jeanette Panaga and Del Palomata, setter Wendy Semana and hitter May Ann Pantino.

 

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