(PCV Socio-Civic & Cultural Center)
1 p.m. – Creamline vs PLDT Home Fibr
4 p.m. – Choco Mucho vs Perlas
7 p.m. – Cignal HD vs Bali Pure
BACARRA, Ilocos Norte — Sister teams Creamline and Choco Mucho stake their unblemished record against PLDT Home Fibr and a debuting Perlas, respectively, when the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference holds its first triple-bill at the PCV Socio-Civic & Cultural Center here.
Spearheaded by Alyssa Valdez, the Cool Smashers gun for a fourth straight win against the Home Fibr Hitters at 1 p.m. while the Flying Titans, headed by Kat Tolentino, shoot for a third win in row against the Perlas Spikers at 4 p.m.
Capping the heavy schedule is the 7 p.m. duel pitting Cignal HD (1-2) and Bali Pure, which nailed its first win in two starts at the expense of pre-season favorite Chery Tiggo, 19-25, 25-19, 13-25, 27-25, 15-12, Thursday.
Alyssa Valdez is expected to lead Creamline anew after she averaged 18.67 points, including a 20-point effort in a come-from-behind 20-25, 25-15, 25-27, 25-19, 15-13 escape against Black Mamba Army Thursday. For her part, Tolentino boasts norms of 18 points an outing, including one in Choco Mucho's 25-17, 25-22, 25-20 win over Sta. Lucia Realty Friday.
Choco Mucho coach Oliver Almadro stressed the need to play better because every win counts in this short conference that is implementing a single-round robin format.
“Every game is a must-win, hindi kami pwede mag let up, we have to prepare, work hard physically and mentally,” said Almadro.
Expected to also share the attention are the Perlas Spikers, who are finally making their conference debut after being held off due to a team member testing positive for COVID-19 more than a week ago.
The Water Defenders, for their part, should ride the crest of their giant-sized win over the Jaja Santiago-led Crossovers and skipper Graze Bombita should remain the focal point of the former's offense having unloaded a 24-point masterpiece in that most recent triumph.
“Sana madala naming nilaro naming sa next game,” said Bombita.
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