PVL: Cool Smashers clinch third Final Four seat

Mark Escarlote on Nov 14, 2018 08:29 PM
PVL: Cool Smashers clinch third Final Four seat
Alyssa Valdez powered Creamline to a straight-set win over Iriga-Navy as the Cool Smashers secured a Final Four spot.

Creamline occupied the third Final Four berth after making quick work of Iriga-Navy, 25-12, 25-13, 26-24, Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The Cool Smashers survived a third set scare to claim their third straight win for a 9-2 win-loss record to join Ateneo-Motolite (10-3) and BanKo (9-3) in the best-of-three semifinals.

Alyssa Valdez finished with 13 points highlighted by 11 kills and added 15 digs to pace Creamline, which outgunned the Lady Oragons, 46-25, in attacks.

“Siguro more of kailangan talaga namin makadagdag pa ng wins going into the semifinals kasi medyo nakikita naman natin ‘yung standings (dikit-dikit),” said Valdez.

Jema Galanza had 12 markers while Michele Gumabao added 11 points for the Cool Smashers, who will take on BanKo on Saturday in Cagayan de Oro.

Iriga-Navy showed some signs of life in the third after getting pummeled in the first two frames, taking a 20-17 lead only to falter in the end.

The Lady Oragons fell to 3-10 mark.

No Iriga-Navy player scored in double digits with Divine Eguia, Florence Madulid and Grazielle Bombita each posting five points each.




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