Myla Pablo of Motolite (PVL photo)

PVL: Motolite, BanKo-Perlas clash in key duel

Motolite bucked the absence of injured top hitter Myla Pablo and re-grouped in the decider to pull off a tough 25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 29-31, 19-17 decision in their first round elims clash with BanKo Perlas last Sept. 11. Motolite would win two of its next three games without the former National U star to firm up its semis bid with a 7-3 slate for third.

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: Angels seek payback against Perlas

PetroGazz tries to extend its streak to six and get back at first round tormentor BanKo Perlas while Motolite hopes to rebound from a stinging setback as it faces Chef’s Classics in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference today at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan. #PVL

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

San Sebastian’s Mary Rhose Dapol goes up for a kill against San Beda’s Kim Manzano and Jiezela Viray in a duel of struggling teams in the PVL Collegiate Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center.

PVL: Jet Spikers break thru, down Red Spikers

The Jet Spikers also pounced on the Red Spikers’ miscues in the third, the last two – a net violation and an attack error – securing the win for the former after the latter dominated early then fought back and threatened last at 22-23 on a Nieza Viray power hit. #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