Creamline survives Adamson in PVL Open Conference opener
Creamline started strong in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference after turning back Adamson University in four sets, 25-17, 18-25, 25-15, 25-22, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.
An attack error from the Lady Falcons’ side of the court finished off the match as the Cool Smashers chalk ed an opening day victory.
The Cool Smashers, though, went through a little scare with the Lady Falcons trailing by just one, 22-21, in the fourth set after Alyssa Valdez’ back-row hit went short.
Valdez would retaliate in the next point when she ended a long rally to give Creamline a 23-21 edge.
“It’s a great start to the conference for us and I hope the chemistry stays this strong throughout,” said Valdez who welcomed new additions to the team.
The iconic Mary Jean Balse-Pabayo returned to action for Creamline after missing the sport for more than a couple of years while former Ateneo setter Jia Morado rejoined Valdez, this time in club competition.
Rosemarie Vargas’ addition to the Cool Smashers’ lineup paid instant dividends as she put up a game-high 18 points.
“It’s been a while since Jia and I have been teammates, and I’ve also played with different setters so the learning process is still there,” said Valdez.
Valdez also finished with 18 points for Creamline while Pau Soriano added 11.
Jema Galanza led the Lady Falcons with 14 points while Christine Soyud and Rizza Cruz combined for 18.