MANILA, Philippines — The Creamline Cool Smashers wanted to stave off younger Farm Contemporary Foxies, 25-21, 21-25, 25-20, 25-22, to increase their unbeaten run to 4 video games within the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Filipino Convention on Tuesday at FilOIl EcoOil Centre in San Juan Metropolis.
The Cool Smashers leaned on the fiery tandem of Michele Gumabao and Jema Galanza to recuperate from a tricky second-set loss to the winless Foxies, who pushed the defending champions to their limits behind the trio of Trisha Tubu, Kate Santiago, and Pia Ildefonso.
Gumabao continued to indicate the best way with 20 factors together with two blocks, whereas Galanza delivered 18 factors together with two aces to go along with 10 digs. Creamline stayed on prime with a 4-0 report regardless of lacking Jia De Guzman and Ced Domingo, who’re enjoying abroad in Japan and Thailand, respectively.
Gumabao, who emerged because the main scorer of Creamline, mentioned they caught to the system to face up to the robust problem given to them by the Foxies.
“I believe we simply actually have to return to our system and carry on working, carry on making an attempt. If it doesn’t work then we attempt once more,” mentioned the reigning Greatest Reverse Spiker. “We watched all their video games they usually’re coming from one system so they’re conversant in one another’s motion. We simply actually need to give attention to ourselves as a result of we give attention to our opponents and typically we rush issues and play out of the system. So we went again to .”
Reigning Most Invaluable Participant Tots Carlos was additionally instrumental with 14 factors on prime of eight glorious receptions, whereas Bernadeth Pons offered high quality minutes off the bench with 9 factors together with the essential assaults within the fourth set as Alyssa Valdez continued to see restricted motion with 4 factors within the second and third frames.
Creamline recovered a 10-14 begin within the fourth with Gumabao capping a 5-0 run with a giant block on Ildefonso for the lead, 15-14. Pons broke a 17-all impasse with three consecutive factors earlier than Galanza’s clutch assault for a 23-20 benefit.
Farm Contemporary, although, pulled inside one 23-22 on Creamline’s back-to-back errors however Kyle Negrito, who dished out 17 glorious units, got here to the rescue with a clutch 1-2 play coupled with Pangs Panaga’s game-winning hit.
“We had lots of errors that’s why we didn’t play properly. Farm Contemporary is known as a promising staff. I instructed my staff that we can not underestimate them as a result of they’ve the potential. For those who give them an opportunity, they may actually combat,” mentioned Creamline coach Sherwin Meneses in Filipino after his staff gave up 30 errors.
Creamline has greater than per week to organize for its finals rematch in opposition to unbeaten Petro Gazz (3-0) on November 9 at Philsports Area.
Regardless of its gritty stand, a win remained elusive for Farm Contemporary because it dropped to 0-5 with its tenth straight loss courting again to a winless Invitational Convention stint.
Tubu led the Foxies with 19 factors together with three blocks and an ace. Santiago chipped in 15 factors, 12 receptions, and eight digs, whereas Ildefonso was a revelation in her first professional begin with 12 factors and 11 glorious receptions.
Farm Contemporary seeks to finish its dropping streak in opposition to Cignal on Saturday at Philsports Area.
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Creamline coach Sherwin Meneses, Michele Gumabao, and Jema Galanza after staving off the gritty Farm Contemporary. #PVL2023
Posted by Inquirer Sports activities on Tuesday, October 31, 2023