PVL: Without Valdez, Creamline still breezes past Chef’s Classics
MANILA, Philippines—Creamline hardly needed the presence of the injured Alyssa Valdez in thrashing Chef’s Classics, 25-11, 25-14, 25-21, Saturday and keeping its unbeaten record in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at FilOil Flying V Center.
Valdez was cheering from the sidelines as the Cool Smashers deployed all of their players from the bench en route to the easy victory — their 9th in as many games.
But the youthful Red Spikers, winless in eight matches, put up a semblance of fight in the third set when the Cool Smashers decided to let down their guards.
Chef’s Classics went to as close as 8-10 early in the third, before a Creamline error put it just within a point, 20-21, late in the frame.
But that was all Creamline could allow as Heather Guino-o and Risa Mandapat scored quick points to douse the fire and ensure the Cool Smashers’ repeat win over the Red Spikers.
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