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    Creamline shrugs off shaky start vs Petro Gazz to grab first win

    Jul 12, 2022
    Tots Carlos Creamline vs Petro Gazz
    Tots Carlos goes for a kill against the Petro Gazz defense.
    PHOTO: PVL photos

    CREAMLINE’S championship poise was in full display as it edged gritty rival Petro Gazz, 25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 25-20, to jumpstart its campaign in the 2022 PVL Invitational Conference, Tuesday, at FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

    Creamline vs Petro Gazz recap

    Tots Carlos topped all scorers with 18 points, while Jema Galanza delivered a double-double performance with 17 points on top of 14 digs to help the Cool Smashers grab their first victory.

    Despite trailing 4-12 in the first set, the Cool Smashers displayed their championship composure to overtake the Angels off team captain Alyssa Valdez's kill, 25-22.

    The same sequence unfolded in the second frame with the Angels leading and the Cool Smashers catching up, but Aiza Mazo closed the doors on a Valdez attack to steal a set from the champions, 23-25.

    It was a back-and-forth affair come the third set until a Galanza block on a running MJ Philips put the Cool Smashers at set point, 24-22. A crucial attack error from the Angels put Creamline ahead, 2-1.

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    The reigning champions finally pulled away in the fourth set, with another costly service error from the Angels sealing the Cool Smashers' first win.

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      Tots Carlos goes for a kill against the Petro Gazz defense.
      PHOTO: PVL photos
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