PVL: Cool Smashers want payback, boost semis top seed bid
Mark Escarlote on Nov 20, 2018 05:40 PM
Creamline battles first round tormentor PetroGazz in an all-important game for the Cool Smashers' drive to claim the Final Four top spot.
Creamline tangles with first round tormentor PetroGazz on Wednesday, hoping to get the first of two wins the Cool Smashers need to land the semis top seed in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the Batangas City Coliseum.
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 carry a 9-3 win-loss record and are coming off a five-set defeat at the hands of BanKo last Saturday. A win by Creamline against PetroGazz coupled by another victory over Adamson-Akari on Saturday will give the Cool Smashers a good chance to clinch the top spot for a best-of-three semis showdown with the Angels.
But Creamline must win in three or four sets in its last two assignments to get the no. 1 spot in case BanKo defeats Tacloban on Saturday for a two-way tie at 11-3.
It will be a tough task for Creamline considering that PetroGazz has been on a tear of late. The Angels won their last three outings for an 8-5 slate.
PetroGazz defeated the Cool Smashers in five sets in their first round meeting in Imus, Cavite that saw the Angels recover from an early deficit to upset Creamline in its debut game.
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