Brutal loss to Creamline adds motivation to Chef’s Classics
MANILA, Philippines—Chef’s Classsics took one of the worst beatings in Premier Volleyball League history when it lost to Creamline 25-12, 25-5, 25-15, in the Open Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Center.
The Red Spikers scored just 14 spikes in the match that saw the first two sets start at 16-1 with Alyssa Valdez, usually a first option on offense, serving 35 times.
Skipper Justine Tiu was downtrodden after the loss, which she thinks should serve as a wakeup call for the team.
“Of course, we’ll train harder and this is a sign for us that we need work even harder in the future,” said Tiu in Filipino.
No player from Chef’s Classics scored in double figures with Nieza Viray leading the squad with seven points while Creamline had three in Valdez (16), Jema Galanza (11), and Michele Gumabao (10).
Tiu said the team failed adjust to the constant changes during play and going up against an established team such as the Cool Smashers, who swept their way to two titles in 2018, was also too heavy of a task.
“We still lack the ability to adjust during games especially against a team with a system that is super solid and you can really see why Creamline is a champion team,” said Tiu.
Nevertheless, Tiu said the team was motivated by the setback and they vowed to avenge it in the second round.
“The kids are still in high spirits and they want to get back at Creamline,” said Tiu. “They used the loss as the motivation since we would still face them in the second round.”
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