Creamline sweeps Petro Gazz, clinches finals berth in PVL

Published August 9, 2021, 7:49 PM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

Photo from PVL Media Bureau

Creamline pounced on Petro Gazz to post a 27-25, 25-22, 25-16 victory Monday night and book a finals berth in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the PVC Socio-Civic & Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.

Drawing strength from their 27-29, 25-23, 16-25, 25-17, 16-14 Game 1 triumph less than a day ago, the Cool Smashers continued to sizzle for a shot at the first pro volleyball title.

There was no stopping Tots Carlos as she followed up her 23-point output in Game 1 by firing 21 points built on 18 attacks.

Jema Galanza also stepped up with 12 points and Jeanette Panaga added 10.

“It was a total team effort,” said Creamline skipper Alyssa Valdez, who finished with nine points.

“All our coaches’ reminders were on point and we were able to apply all of them.”

Creamline was ruthless on all fronts by overpowering Petro Gazz on attacks, 47-36, and managing more blocks, 10-2.

The Cool Smashers also waxed hot at the service area with eight aces – two each from Galanza and Jia Morado.

Credit was also due to Jia Morado, who distributed the ball well and committed 36 excellent sets on top of four points.

Creamline awaits the winner between Chery Tiggo and Choco Mucho after the Crossovers forged a deciding Game 3 with a 25-18, 25-22, 26-24 win in Game 2 earlier.