Creamline Cool Smashers (PVL photo)

PVL: Cool Smashers win sans Valdez

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

Creamline Cool Smashers (PVL photo)

PVL: Cool Smashers sink Water Defenders

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

Creamline top hitter Alyssa Valdez soars for an attack during the Cool Smashers opening day match against the Air Force Jet Spikers.

PVL: Cool Smashers seek sweep

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

Creamline top hitter Alyssa Valdez soars for an attack during the Cool Smashers opening day match against the Air Force Jet Spikers.

PVL: Creamline nears sweep

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 celebrate after scoring a point against the Jet Spikers (PVL photo)

PVL: Cool Smashers eye win no. 4

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 top hitter Alyssa Valdez soars for an attack during the Cool Smashers opening day match against the Air Force Jet Spikers.

PVL: Cool Smashers crush Red Spikers for 3rd win

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.

Kat Tolentino leads Choco Mucho’s attack with her power hits

PVL: Cool Smashers overpower Power Builders

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.

Banko-Perlas (PVL photo)

Army, BanKo dispute No. 3

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

Myla Pablo of Motolite (PVL photo)

PVL: Motolite outlasts B Pure

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