The power-hitting Valdez, who normed 18.2 points in powering the defending champions to a sweep of the first round elims, didn’t suit with an ankle injury she sustained during practice but the Cool Smashers got the job done just the same to duplicate their three-set romp over the league’s newcomers in the first round. #PVL
Alyssa Valdez turned in another superb outing of 18 points while playmaker Jia Morado returned from a bout with stomach flu, produced 14 excellent sets to help her teammates pump in 40 attack points. #PVL
Up against a struggling BaliPure side, the defending champions set out as the heavy favorites in their 6 p.m. encounter where the latter try to complete an eight-game romp in the first phase of the nine-team elims of the season-ending conference of the league organized by Sports Vision. #PVL
Alyssa Valdez unloaded an 18-hit game, including 16 on attacks, and the rest played with so much grace and composure in each frame to thwart the Lady Troopers and extend their win run to seven in the nine-team field. #PVL
The Cool Smashers kicked off their title-retention campaign on a three-win romp, all in straight-set fashion, making them the favorites over the Perlas Spikers in the 6 p.m. main dish of another explosive triple-bill in the all-Filipino conference of the league organized by Sports Vision. #PVL
Creamline mercilessly held Chef’s Classic to a league-low output in the second set and went on to score a 25-12, 25-5, 25-15 romp to keep the solo lead with three wins in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan last night.
Alyssa Valdez spearheaded the Cool Smashers’ fiery offense by scoring almost at will on Zones 2 and 4 and even on Zone 6 while the rest, including Michele Gumabao, Risa Sato and Jema Galanza, provided the needed support and setter Jia Morado kept Motolite’s defense guessing with her brilliant playmaking all throughout the encounter.
“Air Force, we haven’t seen them play for the longest time. Myla (Pablo) and (Jeanette) Panaga were still with the squad then but now, they’re a completely different team.” – Alyssa Valdez #PVL
PacificTown Army and BanKo-Perlas collide today (Saturday) for the third spot in the Final Four while Motolite tries to force a playoff for the last semis berth against PetroGazz in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan. #PVL
Local ace Myla Pablo continued to play limited minutes but the rest of the Motolite locals, including Isa Molde, Genn Layug, Joy Soyud, Toni Rose Ponce, Fen Embas, Aie Gannaban and Ariella Estranero, more than made up for the slack as they outhustled their counterparts to help pound out the tough victory. #PVL