In straight-sets semis win, Creamline flaunts firepower depth

Creamline Cool Smashers. PVL PHOTO

Creamline’s Grand Slam practice stored chugging alongside, and the Cool Smashers made this one look simple regardless of Petro Gazz’s dogged stand.

Their fully-loaded offensive armada blasting away with impunity, the Cool Smashers on Thursday scored a 25-21, 25-20, 25-23 ripping of the Angels in an effort that clearly confirmed their functionality to go all the best way within the Premiere Volleyball League Reinforced Conference and full a Triple Crown assortment.

But if there’s anybody who refuses to see how good Creamline regarded in the beginning of semifinal hostilities at PhilSports Arena, it’s coach Sherwin Meneses.

“Hopefully, we continue to play better and improve as a team in the next game because there’s still a long way to go with two more matches [in the semifinals],” mentioned Meneses in Filipino as he appears to be like ahead to their conflict with Cignal on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The HD Spikers will enter that match on a excessive be aware as effectively, with Tai Bierria placing on her finest scoring efficiency within the match in a 28-26, 25-17, 25-23 victory over Chery Tiggo that was far nearer than the ultimate rating indicated.

Cignal wanted to save lots of set factors within the opener, break free from an 11-deadlock second set and show steely execution late within the third to open its semifinal stint with a victory.

“Every victory is a blessing. I just need to keep working and keep getting better,” mentioned Bierria, who couldn’t have picked a greater time to punch in 21 factors, her highest output up to now right here within the nation.

‘We’re blissful’

While Meneses is also on the lookout for a greater efficiency from his crew going into the essential tussle towards Cignal, that didn’t imply he wasn’t happy with the Cool Smashers.

“We’re happy because we finally won in three sets [in the tournament]. We have no problem regardless of how many sets as long as we win and we continue improving,” he mentioned. “But winning in three sets is a huge boost for us because getting three points is important since it will be needed in case there will be a tie just like what happened in the eliminations.”

Import Yeliz Basa led a balanced Creamline assault with 17 factors, and the Cool Smashers, who had three locals ending in twin digits, sealed it in an hour and 48 seconds regardless of Lindsey Vander Weide and the veteran Aisa Maizo-Pontillas seemingly attempting to do every part to assist the Angels avert a shut out.

Smoothened highway

The highway to the Grand Slam appears to have been smoothed a bit, as the one crew that beat the Cool Smashers within the classification spherical, F2, did not advance.

After the HD Spikers, Creamline will shut out the semis towards Chery Tiggo, which took a 25-23, 20-25, 25-12, 32-30 loss by the hands of the Cool Smashers final Nov. 5 for the primary semifinal berth.

That was additionally the primary lack of the Crossovers within the match and it will be secure to say that they’re simply itching to avenge that.

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