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Cool Smashers claim fourth straight win

Creamline star Alyssa Valdez engaged Pocari Sweat top hitter Myla Pablo in a scoring battle in a preview of a possible Finals showdown in the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

In the end, Valdez and Cool Smashers bested the Lady Warriors, 25-15, 17-25, 25-19, 25-19, Saturday night to claim their fourth straight win in as many outings for the solo lead.

Creamline moved a step closer to a Final Four spot after winning its fourth straight match at the expense of Pocari Sweat. Josh Albeda, ABS-CBN Sports
Valdez came firing on all cylinders, as she registered 30 points in her last game for Creamline before she joins the Philippine national team in Japan for a 17-day training for the AVC Asian Women's Senior Volleyball Championship and the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next month.

The Ateneo de Manila product hammered 27 attacks and nailed three service aces, just seven points short of her tournament-best she recorded in a four-set win over BaliPure, for the Cool Smashers. Valdez also added 16 digs.

While Valdez delivered her usual numbers, Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro credited his squad's team effort.

"I guess ‘yung mindset ng mga players is really to win because alam naman natin na next games baka mawala na si Alyssa and it’s a team effort talaga," he said.

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/07/15/17/pvl-cool-smashers-claim-fourth-straight-win

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