PVL: Creamline opens title defense by sweeping Air Force

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 11 2019 04:49 PM

The Creamline Cool Smashers celebrate after scoring against Air Force. Photo courtesy of Sports Vision

MANILA, Philippines – The Creamline Cool Smashers opened their title defense in the PVL Open Conference in impressive fashion, as they swept the returning Air Force Lady Jet Spikers in straight sets, Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

After outlasting the Lady Jet Spikers in the first two sets, the Cool Smashers poured it on in the third frame for a 25-23, 25-20, 25-15 triumph.

Michele Gumabao scored all 14 of her points off attacks, while Alyssa Valdez had 13 points (10 kills, 1 block, 2 aces) on top of 12 digs as Creamline completed the win in just an hour and 19 minutes.

Risa Sato also had 11 points in the win, as Jia Morado orchestrated the Creamline offense with 23 excellent sets.

Creamline, which placed second in the Reinforced Conference last month, displayed its smooth offense as the Cool Smashers put up 48 kills against the Lady Jet Spikers' defense.

Dell Palomata had 14 points to lead Air Force in a losing effort.

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