MANILA, Philippines—An excited Creamline swept Choco Mucho on Valentine’s Day, 25-18, 25-13, 25-14, within the Premiere Volleyball League’s All-Filipino Convention at Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday.
In a day the place hearts are celebrated, the Cool Smashers seemingly confirmed none of it in opposition to the Flying Titans to maintain their report unblemished at 3-0 and seize a solo lead within the standings.
The explanation for Creamline’s super exhibiting was their pleasure to face highly-touted Choco Mucho, in response to coach Sherwin Meneses.
“Firstly, I already reminded them that that is Choco Mucho. That is going to be an excellent match, let’s not consider the rating and let’s simply play it level by level. Truly, within the third set, they chased us nevertheless it’s good we recovered. The gamers loved it, they had been excited to face Choco Mucho’s full lineup,” Meneses stated in Filipino.
“However now, we’re the unfinished [squad],” he added in jest. The Cool Smashers continued to overlook the companies of Alyssa Valdez as a consequence of harm.
Very similar to within the earlier units, the Cool Smashers opened the third with high-voltage 11-3 begin earlier than Michelle Gumabao dedicated a protracted ball to cease the rally at 11-4.
WATCH: Creamline coach Sherwin Meneses after sweeping Choco Mucho.
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That error turned for 5 straight factors for the Flying Titans to creep behind, 11-9, earlier than Tots Carlos known as a ceasefire with a crosscourt kill, 12-9.
Choco Mucho, nevertheless, was unable to mount any efforts of a comeback, as Cool Smashers zoomed to a 23-14 lead earlier than Ced Domingo scored back-to-back to seal the win.
It was the identical story all through the match with the Flying Titans trailing by as a lot 23-12 within the second set. Cheng dedicated a web contact violation to convey the Cool Smashers at set level however Kat Tolentino saved Choco Mucho alive with a again row assault however Risa Sato ended any rally by closing out the set.
The primary set served as Creamline’s most difficult body because the Cool Smashers dedicated seven unforced errors.
“We made numerous service errors within the first set, and numerous miscommunications within the following set. We ran into one another a lot of instances as a result of in our minds, all of us wished to maintain transferring and generally we misplaced communication,” defined Jia De Guzman.
The Cool Smashers, nevertheless, nonetheless held a large lead at 23-17, earlier than Gumabao introduced them to set level with a fast assault. Tots Carlos overcooked a possible set-sealing hit however Gumabao shortly shut the door with a kill of her personal, 25-18.
Jema Galanza, Domingo and Gumabao all scored 15 factors a bit for the undefeated Cool Smashers. Setter de Guzman was additionally instrumental within the win with 25 glorious units with two factors to match.
Cheng and Kat Tolentino, who solely scored eight markers every, had been the main scorers for the Flying Titans, who dropped to a 1-2 report.
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