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    Creamline reclaims PVL crown

    MANILA, Philippines – Creamline Cool Smashers are once again the queens of Philippine volleyball after defeating Petro Gazz Angels, 25-18, 15-25, 25-23, 25-16, in Game 2 of Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Finals at the Ynares Center in Antipolo on Friday, April 8.

    Creamline reclaims PVL crown
    Congratulations, Creamline Cool Smashers! Photo Credit: pvl.ph

    It was a big bounce back for Cool Smashers after they lost to Chery Tiggo Crossovers during the inaugural pro season of PVL in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte last year.

    The championship was Creamline's fourth in six straight finals appearances, including three in the league's centerpiece event.

    The ladies in pink were undefeated in the whole tournament, swept the Petro Gazz Angels in two games.

    Team Captain Alyssa Valdez pulled her team to victory after delivering 20 points. She was named Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP).

    "It's all mental toughness and the strategies that we made," said Valdez, whose own three-point binge late in the frame put the team at match point.

    Alyssa Valdez and Jia de Guzman of Creamline Cool Smashers
    Alyssa Valdez and Jia de Guzman of Creamline Cool Smashers. Photo Credit: pvl.ph

    Jema Galanza, who became a key player for Creamline, tallied 17 points, all on attacks. Open Conference MVP Tots Carlos contributed 16 big points.

    The Angels were led by Nicole Tiamzon with 14 points while Myla Pablo and MJ Phillips each scored 13 points for their silver finish.

    Cignal HD Spikers settled for bronze due to point quotient, beating Choco Mucho Flying Titans.

    Individual awards

    Sharing the spotlight with Carlos, who normed 20.67 points before the best-of-three finals, were Cignal's Ces Molina and Gretchel Soltones of Petro Gazz as best outside spikers; Rosely Doria and Ria Meneses, both of Cignal as best middle blockers; Cignal's Gel Cayuna as best setter; and Dawn Macandili of F2 Logistics as best libero.

    PVL Individual awards
    Photo Credit: pvl.ph

    Carlos, the former UP stalwart, also bagged the best opposite spiker honors.

    — The Summit Express

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