CREAMLINE made short work of Iriga-Navy, 25-13, 25-12, 25-9, to bag its second consecutive win in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference on Sunday at the Arena in San Juan City.
The Cool Smashers dominated the hapless Lady Oragons right from the get go all the way to the third set, where they mounted a 20-7 lead and never looked back to end the match in just 64 minutes.
Four-time league Most Valuable Player Alyssa Valdez, once again, led the charge for Creamline with 16 points on 12 attacks, three blocks and an ace including 14 digs out of 19 attempts.
“Feeling ko maganda rin talaga ‘yung gising ng lahat in today’s game. Makikita naman natin kahit sinong ipasok, kahit anong gawin, nakakapuntos talaga,” said Valdez speaking for their head coach Tai Bundit. “I think there were lapses also but coach Tai reminded us agad kung anong dapat gawin so mabilis yung adjustment namin inside the court.”
“Maganda ang gising at nakacontribute talaga lahat kaya easier win for talaga,” she added.
Jema Galanza delivered eight hits, while Michele Gumabao, Risa Sato and Rizza Mandapat added six markers apiece as playmaker Jia Morado scattered the offensive loads with 24 excellent sets.
It marks Gumabao’s last game in the first round as she will miss two to three weeks for Miss Globe.
Since losing in their campaign opener to Petro Gazz in five sets, the Cool Smashers have yet to drop a single set in their past two wins for an improved 2-1 win-loss record tied with Ateneo-Motolite Lady Eagles.
The Lady Oragons only nailed 12 team attacks and committed 24 errors as the Cool Smashers handed their fifth defeat hammering with 41 kills. Nobody scored in double figures for Iriga-Navy with Divine Eguia as its top scorer with six points.
Creamline battles Adamson-Akari (0-3) on Wednesday eyeing its third straight win, while Iriga-Navy continues to hunt for that elusive win against Ateneo-Motolite (2-1) on Saturday next week.