PVL: Season 3 Open Conference Finals by the numbers
Mark Escarlote on Oct 28, 2019 02:24 PM
Here's a look at some important numbers ahead of Creamline and PetroGazz's PVL Season 3 Open Conference championship match.
After two rounds of a grueling elimination round and a challenging back-to-back Final Four schedule, unbeaten and repeat-seeking Creamline along with PetroGazz emerged as the teams that will battle it out for the right to be called the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference champion.
The best-of-three Finals will begin on Nov. 6, giving both teams ample time to lick their battle wounds and prepare for another sure-fire thrilling title showdown
Here are some important numbers ahead of their championship series duel:
This will be the second straight time that Creamline and PetroGazz clash for the crown this season.
The two disputed the Reinforced Conference crown a few months back with the Angels dethroning the Cool Smashers in PetroGazz’s maiden Finals appearance.
Creamline has appeared in four straight championships. The Cool Smashers swept the Season 2 titles last year before losing to the Angels in the import-laden tournament to start Season 3.
Creamline steamrolled its way back into the Finals. The Cool Smashers made an incredible 16-game sweep of the elimination round before dominating Motolite in two games in the Final Four.
Overall, Creamline dropped only five sets. They yielded one each to Banko, ChocoMucho and PetroGazz. The Cool Smashers lost two against Motolite, one in then elims and one in the semis series opener.
Creamline leads the field in three skills categories after the elimination round.
The Cool Smashers are lording it over in attacks with a 34.36% success rate while landing a league best 2.19 aces per set. Creamline is also no. 1 in setting with its pair of reliable playmakers in Jia Morado and Kyle Negrito as the team averaged 6.81 excellent sets per frame.
While Creamline is the league’s best in terms of offense, PetroGazz is the most effective squad on defense.
Parading solid middles in Cherry Nunag and Jeanette Panaga, the Angels are averaging 2.21 kill blocks per set – a clear one block away from its closest rival Motolite (1.90).
PetroGazz also has the highest efficiency in service reception with a 44.77% efficiency rate.
The Finals will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream.