Even with the absence of their two star players in the final elimination game, the Cool Smashers proved they can stand against any comer. Star players Alyssa Valdez and setter Jia Morado are in Japan with the national team in preparation for the 30th SEA Asian Games set to begin November 30.
Defending champion Creamline Cool Smashers lived up to their lofty billing as they completed a sweet 16-0 sweep of the eliminations in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference last Wednesday at the San Juan Arena in San Juan City, Metro Manila.
Cool as they were throughout their execution of plays, the Creamline Cool Smashers punctuated their elimination winning streak with a 25-19, 25-22, 24-26, 25-16 victory at team Motolite’s expense.
What sweetened most Creamline’s last and final elimination outing was the fact that the Cool Smashers proved to one and all they can stand against any comer even without star players Alyssa Valdez and setter Jia Morado.
The two national players are currently in Japan with other members of the national team honing up for the 30th Southeast Asian Games set to begin November 30 through December 11, 2019.
Jema Galanza top-scored for the Cool Smashers with a solid performance of 23 points on top of 21 receptions and three service aces.
Michelle Gumabao on the opposite side had 14 points while Kyle Negrito finished with 23 excellent sets and added five points for Creamline.
Motolite’s Myla Pablo had 14 points while Tots Carlos added 11 hits and 21 excellent receptions that finished the elimination with a 10-6 card.
The Valdez-Morado Tandem will be back to play again for Cool Smashers this weekend when they face again the Motolite Team in the Final Four. (Lloyd Tagbago/Ismael Amigo/CNS)