PVL: Perlas Spikers stake perfect record vs. Cool Smashers

Mark Escarlote on Oct 17, 2018 06:31 AM
PVL: Perlas Spikers stake perfect record vs. Cool Smashers
BanKo and Creamline clash in the battle of the titans in the PVL Season 2 Open Conference.

Expect nothing but explosive action when league-leading BanKo puts its unbeaten stake on the line against surging Creamline in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference Wednesday 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 Perlas Spikers are on a roll, winning all of their first five assignments including a four-set victory over Tacloban a week ago.

Head coach Dong Dela Cruz wants his wards to take the marquee match as just an ordinary game and not put too much pressure on the rivalry between two of the top title contenders.     

“Wala kaming ka-pressure-pressure kasi dito sa eliminations ang objective namin is to win as many games as much as we can. Objective namin is makapasok sa Final Four,” said the mentor, who will pin his hopes on top hitters Nicole Tiamzon, Dzi Gervacio and Amanda Villanueva and middle Joy Dacoron.

After dropping their opener, the Cool Smashers collected four straight wins including a thrilling five-set escape over Pocari Sweat-Air Force last Sunday. Creamline is tied with Ateneo-Motolite at second spot with 4-1 slate.

Alyssa Valdez and the rest of the Cool Smashers will go all-out for a taste of lead.

“We respect the game and we’re gonna play all-out on Wednesday. Let’s see who’ll win and will go home na mas masaya,” said Valdez, who will be backstopped by prized setter Jia Morado, Risa Sato, Fille Cainglet and Jema Galanza.



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