PVL: Tots Carlos determined to get her first title as a pro with Creamline
MANILA, Philippines — Determined to get her first professional championship, Tots Carlos has emerged as Creamline’s consistent scorer this 2022 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.
Carlos, once again, delivered the goods for Creamline to complete a series sweep of sister team Choco Mucho, 23-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-15, in Game 2 on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.
The University of the Philippines standout said she is really eager to help Creamline bounce back from last year’s finals defeat to Chery Tiggo.
“My motivation was our experience last tournament. We learned a lot of things from that setback, it made our chemistry even better,” said Carlos after scoring 23 points to lead her team to their sixth straight PVL Finals appearance.
#PVL2022 : Creamline Cool Smashers
Creamline coach Sherwin Meneses and Cool Smasher Alyssa Valdez and Tots Carlos are marching to the PVL Finals after completing a semifinals series sweep on sister team, Choco Mucho.
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And the opposite spiker, who last won a championship with UP in the 2018 PVL Collegiate Conference, wants nothing but the PVL title, which she failed to get in her first year with Creamline.
“I am motivated to get this championship because if ever, this will be my first championship as a pro, the biggest league I have ever played,” she said.
Carlos rose as the Cool Smashers’ leading scorer this season, averaging 18.75 points from the pool stage to quarterfinals to keep her team unbeaten in four games and poured 24.5 points in the semifinals to sweep sister team, Choco Mucho.
She credited her vast-development in becoming the team’s leading scorer to coach Sherwin Meneses and her teammate Alyssa Valdez.
“The trust of coach Sherwin and ate Alyssa really motivated me to play better. The whole team really helped me and as you saw in our past games, it’s really a team effort,” said Carlos.
Moving a series closer from a PVL championship, Carlos is eager to bring back the glory to Creamline to complete their rise from last year’s silver medal finish.
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