CREAMLINE VENTS IRE ON CIGNAL AFTER SHOCK LOSS, BAGS 6TH WIN
After seeing their 25-game winning streak came to an end, Creamline bounced back to their winning ways as they swept the Cignal HD Spikers out of playoff contention, 25-22, 27-25, 25-19, on Monday, August 2 at the PCV Socio-Civic and Cultural Center.
The Creamline Cool Smashers vented its ire on the also-ran Cignal after absorbing a shocking loss from Chery Tiggo last Friday to register a 6-1 standing and remained in the second spot.
Down for only a point in the third set, Creamline, led by Risa Sato, Tots Carlos, and Alyssa Valdez, unloaded a 5-0 run with back-to-back spikes to hand the squad a 23-19 advantage.
Cignal, then, committed an attack error that placed the Cool Smasher at match point before Pau Soriano punctuated the match off a Jia Morado feed.
“Yung Cignal talagang lumalaban din ‘yan, depende lang talaga kung anong ilalaro ng kalaban nila,” Creamline interim coach Sherwin Meneses said.
“Hindi naman kami nagpahinga, talagang lumaban lang yung Cignal maganda yung ginalaw nila. Buti na lang nakabawi kami nung third set so lesson din sa amin yun,” he continued.
The three-time PVL MVP, Alyssa Valdez, delivered the clutch kills and finished with 14 points off 11 attacks, two aces, and a block to go along with 10 excellent receptions and seven excellent digs.
Michele Gumabao and Jema Galanza contributed with 11 and 10 markers respectively while Creamline setter Jia Morado registered 21 excellent sets and three points.
On the other hand, Rachel Anne Daquis sat out the match as she suffered from a groin strain but head coach Shaq Delos Santos averred that it is nothing serious.
Klarisa Abriam top-scored the Cignal squad with 14 markers with nine kills while Norielle Ipac added 10 markers.
The Cool Smashers will battle for the number one spot with the undefeated Choco Mucho Flying Titans on Wednesday, August 4.