Creamline dumps F2 to keep unbeaten PVL record

Creamline players happily embraced each other after their straight set win against F2
PHOTO: PVL Media Bureau
Even F2 Logistics couldn't stop the Creamline onslaught.
Tots Carlos unloaded 14 kills for 15 points while Jema Galanza unleashed 11 as Creamline dominated the attacking department, 44-29, anchored on Negrito's playmaking.
The Cool Smashers kept their unblemished slate in the 2023 PVL Second All-Filipino Conference (AFC) behind a 25-19, 25-21, 25-16 sweep of the Cargo Movers at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday night, November 14.
Sherwin Meneses' company faced little to no challenge from the Regine Diego-mentored squad to remain on top of the team standings with a perfect 6-0 win-loss record.
F2, meanwhile, fell to a 4-3 card.
The three sets had similar stories, with the Cool Smashers dominating the early stretch, only for the Cargo Movers to catch up in the latter part.
Despite their mini runs, Diego's wards couldn't muster the comebacks needed to beat the pink shirts.
Setter Kyle Negrito got the Best Player of the Game nod after producing 20 excellent sets with seven points.
Tots Carlos unloaded 14 kills for 15 points while Jema Galanza unleashed 11 as Creamline dominated the attacking department, 44-29, anchored on Negrito's playmaking.
The product of the Far Eastern University outclassed Kim Fajardo in the setters' duel, with the latter just dishing six excellent sets.
No Cargo Movers managed to breach the double-digit line, with Jolina Dela Cruz's eight points leading the way.
In other matches, Nxled snapped their five-game losing streak at the expense of sister team Akari, etching a come-from-behind 22-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-16 four-set victory.
May Luna, who was grieving the death of her mother over the weekend, paced the Chameleons with a team-high 14 points as the Taka Minowa-coached volleybelles improved to a 2-5 slate. Luna, a former De La Salle University Lady Spiker, will fly to Davao on Tuesday night.
Nxled players wore a white ribbon in support of Luna, whose tears fell after receiving a big, warm hug from her teammates as she nailed the match-clinching point.
It was their first win since defeating Gerflor on the opening day last October before absorbing five-straight losses.
Playmaker Kamille Cal delivered 28 excellent sets while providing eight points built on three blocks, two attacks, and two aces as she helped Luna and three other Nxled players figure in double digits.
Jho Maraguinot flirted with a triple-double, churning out 13 points, 11 digs, and nine receptions for Nxled. Facing her former team, Lycha Ebon exerted a 12-point, 13-dig effort while Cams Victoria tallied 12 markers.
Suffering their third consecutive loss, the Chargers slid to a 3-4 mark amid Dindin Santiago-Manabat's 18 points from 15 hits and three blocks. Faith Nisperos listed 11 points, 13 digs, and 13 receptions in a losing effort.
On the other hand, Farm Fresh scored their breakthrough win this PVL season in the season-ending conference after making quick work of hapless Gerflor in straight sets, 25-17, 25-17, 25-15.
The Foxies, already eliminated from semifinal contention last weekend, came determined to end their 12-game slump since a winless debut in the Invitational Conference and achieved it while barely sweating.
Kate Santiago uncorked 18 points on 18 kills, while current league-leading scorer Trisha Tubu, who was just inserted in the first two sets, added nine as Farm Fresh captured their first dub in eight assignments.
Rookie setter Louie Romero finished with 13 excellent sets as Farm Fresh offered their sympathies toward the Defenders, who remained winless in seven games and bowed out of the semis race in light of the financial issues surrounding the team.
In an update, Gerflor coach Sammy Acaylar said his players already received their partial payments last Saturday, with the management promising to provide the remaining amount within the week.
However, Acaylar, the current head coach of the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA men's volleyball team, still hoped the team management would resolve their problems, such as the inconvenient training venue and schedule, which the PVL continues to investigate.
Jeanette Villarreal collected a game-high four blocks for 12 points, Danika Gendrauli chimed in 11 markers, and Menchie Tubiera put up seven and eight digs in a futile effort for the Defenders – lost their 12th game in a row dating back to Gerflor's 0-5 finish in the Invitationals.

Last Modified: 2023-Nov-15 12.00 +0800