On V-Day, no love lost between sister teams as Creamline targets solo lead

It’s going high be one other blockbuster duel when fashionable squads Creamline and Choco Mucho collide anew. —PVL PHOTO

Choco Mucho coach Dante Alinsunurin doesn’t need his Flying Titans to hurry issues of their time of studying.

Downside is, the Flying Titans might be clashing with their sister squad that’s on a Premier Volleyball League tear, and Creamline would clearly not present them any love of their Valentine’s Day conflict, the newest installment to their storied and loud rivalry that will get going at 6:30 p.m. at Good Araneta Coliseum.

“We’re unhappy as a result of that wasn’t the consequence that we wished,” Alinsunurin, dealing with a girls’s group for the primary time, stated after a 25-18, 25-20, 25-21 whipping taken by the hands of Petro Gazz and former Choco Mucho coach Oliver Almadro. “I defined to them that we’re not dashing [our progress] and we’re simply getting began.

“We’re not taking shortcuts. No matter downside we see each recreation, we are going to discover a resolution,” he added.

The Cool Smashers are far totally different animals than the Angels as they haven’t dropped a set of their first two video games even with skipper Alyssa Valdez out due to a knee harm.

And with one other massive crowd as backdrop, with the solo lead at stake and the prospect to deal the Flying Titans a second straight loss in three video games is perhaps greater than sufficient motivation for the Cool Smashers to go all out.

Jema Galanza, a gentle offensive drive for the Cool Smashers, is a type of not able to take Choco Mucho frivolously.

“They nonetheless have the chemistry,” Galanza stated in Filipino. “The one factor totally different with them is that they’ve a brand new coach. I feel they are going to nonetheless put up a great combat due to the chemistry that they’ve.”

Galanza, Tots Carlos, Ced Domingo and Michelle Gumabao have stepped up with Valdez out and that quartet has confirmed unstoppable in Creamline’s first two video games.

“We nonetheless must study lots of issues and we have to do in video games what we’ve got been coaching for,” Galanza stated. “We are going to examine their recreation very effectively.”

In the meantime, Cignal and Akari shoot for to win for the primary time after they collide within the 4 p.m. recreation, with the HD Spikers displaying up removed from the group that completed third right here final yr regardless of a formidable roster constructed round Rachel Anne Daquis and Ces Molina.

Akari, alternatively, nonetheless has to win within the Dindin Manabat period, shedding to the F2 Cargo Movers after which to Creamline. —with Stories from Lance D. Agcaoili INQ

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