Cool Smashers eye revenge vs Angels

Alyssa Valdez
Alyssa Valdez

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Creamline finally gets the chance to get even with PetroGazz as the early semifinalists tangle in what could serve as a preview of the championship in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan today.

The defending champion Cool Smashers bowed to the Angels in three in the inaugurals of the third season of the league organized by Sports Vision as top local Alyssa Valdez went down and left the match after sustaining an ankle injury in the second.

Alyssa Valdez
Alyssa Valdez

And as PetroGazz piled up wins after wins – in straight-set fashions – to clinch the first Final Four seat, the Cool Smashers recovered and strung up six straight victories with Valdez back in harness to nail the second slot in the crossover semis.

But the Angels remain confident of scoring a repeat over the Cool Smashers in their 4 p.m. clash that will also put in focus four of the league’s leading imports and a bunch of talented locals eager to slug it out for the second time.

The match also serves as part of the two teams’ buildup for the crossover semis with PacificTown (4-3), BanKo-Perlas and Motolite (both toting 2-5 cards) disputing the two other slots in the next phase of the tournament sponsored by Mikasa, Asics and KFC.

But focus will be on Valdez, who is expected to make up for her abbreviated stint against the Angels last May 26 with imports Kuttika Kaewpin and Ale Blanco also bracing for a fiery duel with Cuban reinforcement Wilma Salas and American Janisa Johnson.

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Written by Tempo Online

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