Creamline displayed championship experience in the crunch to survive Black Mamba Army, 20-25, 25-15, 25-27, 25-19, 15-13, and stay unbeaten in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the PVC Socio-Civic & Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.
The Cool Smashers rose from a 9-4 fifth-set deficit with a 9-4 run to grab the 13-12 upperhand before the Lady Troopers tied it at 13-all.
But back-to-back points from Alyssa Valdez sealed the win for Creamline, which posted its third straight win in as many outings.
“We were so happy na nakahabol. With that emotion, grabe yung ibubuhos mo talaga lahat. Iniisip name is to really just get one point. I think every point counts late in the first set,” said Valdez.
While Valdez fired 20 points, it was Tots Carlos who carried the load throughout by exploding for 26 points built on 24 kills and two blocks.
Risa Sato and Michele Gumabao chipped in 13 and 12 points while Jeanette Panaga delivered in the crucial moments and finished with nine points.
Army absorbed its second loss in three starts despite Jovelyn Gonzaga and Royse Tubino scoring 18 and 14 points.
The Cool Smashers erupted at the attack line by firing 72 kills while delivering 10 aces.