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    Alyssa shows way as Creamline rips Adamson-Akari to clinch PVL top seed

    Nov 24, 2018
    PHOTO: dante peralta

    BATANGAS CITY — Creamline annihilated hapless Adamson-Akari, 25-7, 25-11, 25-10, to clinch the top place of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference on Saturday at the Batangas City Coliseum here.

    Alyssa Valdez led the three-set demolition that sent the Lady Falcons to a winless campaign and helped Creamline to finish with an 11-3 win-loss record tied with BanKo but the Cool Smashers got the top seed as they collected 34 points, two markers ahead of the Perlas Spikers.

    The four-time league Most Valuable Player unleashed 13 kills, three service aces and as many as blocks including nine digs for a game-high 19 points.

    “I think itong (game) yung confidence-booster namin going into the semis,” Valdez said. “Nakita din namin na pwedeng ipasok talaga ang iba naming mga teammates para makatulong din pagdating emergency lalo na sa semifinals kasi we wouldn’t know what will happen.”

    Michele Gumabao, Risa Sato and Jema Galanza were also instrumental chipping in with eight points each, while playmaker Jia Morado made 16 excellent sets on top of six markers.

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    Creamline will take on the No. 4 Petro Gazz (8-6) in the best-of-three semifinals starting on Wednesday at the Arena in San Juan City.

    “We have to be confident (heading into the semifinals) kasi I think that’s one of the keys,” Valdez said. “Start things strong in the semifinals kasi out of the four teams, we fought against each other, we lost against one another so I think it’s really the confidence that we built buong tournament, yun ang talagang dadalhin namin.”

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    The Cool Smashers routed the Lady Falcons in attacking with a 42-17 disparity and also in service with a 12-0 differential, while only having seven errors unlike their foes who gave up 17 miscues.

    Nobody scored in double figures for Adamson-Akari with Eli Soyud having the most production of six points as the Lady Falcons lost all of their 14 games in the Open Conference.

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