CREAMLINE has found more reasons to be optimistic ahead of its clash against Perlas in the round robin quarterfinals of the Premier Volleyball League on Saturday at The Arena in San Juan.
With head coach Tai Bundit back from Thailand, the Cool Smashers have shown glimpses of how lethal the trio of Alyssa Valdez, American import Laura Schaudt and Thai reinforcement Kuttika Kaewpin can be in disposing the Spikers last Thursday.
In order to claim their first back-to-back wins in the tournament, the Cool Smashers also hope to see spiker-turned-libero Cesca Racraquin and setter Alex Cabanos improve on their solid performances against Perlas in the rematch at 7:30 p.m.
The San Beda star was impressive from the back row and the former University of Santo Tomas playmaker made a smooth distribution of the ball.
“'Yung libero namin, si Cesca, she's getting used to her new job. Alex is slowly getting the techniques and the plays that we needs especially in the endgame situation,” said Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro. “‘Yun ang importante, everyone knows their roles.”
Almadro also emphasized the need for the Cool Smashers to stay loose and positive on the court.
“We need to keep having good vibes,” he said. “We always talk about it, 'yung keeping a positive attitude on the court and during games.”
Meanwhile, locals Kathy Bersola, Nicole Tiamzon, Diana Carlos and Amanda Villanueva need to step up their play and help Brazilian import Rupia Inck for Perlas to exact payback on Creamline.