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

Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin steers Creamline to a Game 1 victory over PetroGazz in their Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference finals. (Photo by Sports Vision)

PVL: Cool Smashers edge closer to crown

Regaining control with back-to-back romps in the middle sets, the Cool Smashers charged back from big deficits early in the fourth but needed a costly miscue from Cherry Nuñag to complete the come-from-behind victory, actually their 12th straight after sweeping nine games in the elims and two over the PacificTown Army Lady Troopers in the Final Four of the Reinforced Conference. #PVL

PacificTown Army’s Olena Lymareva-Flink goes for an attack against BanKo-Perlas counterpart Yasemin Yildirim during their duel for the No. 3 spot in the semis.

PVL: Lady Troopers crush Perlas Spikers

Olena Lymareva-Flink of Ukraine closed out her performance the way she started it – in fiery fashion, blasting in a kill to wrap up the 69-minute romp that formalized the Lady Troopers’ claim on the third semis seat with a 5-5 card. #PVL

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

BankKo Perlas (PVL photo)

PVL: Tiamzon stars for Perlas Spikers

Playmaker Jem Ferrer kept going to Nicole Tiamzon in the nerve-wracking finish and the latter responded in style, firing three straight hits to lift the Perlas Spikers to the victory that pushed them past the Power Builders in their spirited battle for the fourth and last semis berth. #PVL

Creamline Cool Smashers (PVL photo)

Creamline Cool Smashers gain share of PVL leadership

In a match that featured sharp spikes, quick hits, spectacular saves and long rallies between the league’s top teams, the Cool Smashers turned a late collapse with a big windup with Alyssa Valdez anchoring the victory with two hits, including a match-clinching kill that hit and fell in the arms of PetroGazz import Janisa Johnson. #PVL

Pocari import Arielle Love goes one-on-one against Creamline counterpart Kuttka Kaewpin in one of the highlights of Game One of their best-of-three semifinal series in the PVL Reinforced Conference.

Perlas Spikers, Lady Eagles resume PVL drive

BanKo-Perlas seeks to ride the momentum of its strong third place finish in Vietnam while Ateneo-Motolite hopes to come out strong from a long break as they take on separate rivals today at the resumption of their campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.

Christine Francisco of UST hammers in a power hit against UP’s Jessma Ramos and Mary Bautista during their PVL Collegiate Conference clash at the Filoil Arena.

PVL: Tigresses, Lady Falcons clash

University of Santo Tomas and Adamson U finally face off today (Saturday) with no less than the top seeding in the semifinals at stake in the much-awaited clash of unbeaten teams in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.