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Domingo turns on the Creamline Grand Slam engine


Alyssa Valdez explodes in her return to Creamline.

Alyssa Valdez explodes in her return to Creamline. –PVL PHOTOS

EJ Obiena is staying indoors and watching someone rise above the challenge that Creamline faces even before it can make its Grand Slam chase a notch.

Ced Domingo stepped up as one of the Cool Smashers’ top three scorers sidelined with a bad back, as Creamline held the PLDT, 25-22, 25-18, 26-28, 25-22, to debut in the Premier League. The Enhanced League of Nations (PVL) conference will take place on Thursday at the PhilSports Arena.

World third-placed athlete Obiena witnessed a classic showdown that shows every team in the field is eyeing to ruin the Triple Crown party the Cool Smashers are planning for the end of the tournament. this match.

Domingo, who won the Finals Player of the Year just a few months ago, said: “I need to contribute, develop and do well as a blocker/midfielder.

With Tots Carlos unavailable due to a sore back, Domingo finished with 17 points built on 11 strikes. She also had three kill blocks and three aces as Creamline joined Cignal, Chery Tiggo and Petro Gazz for 1-0 while handling the High Speed ​​Hitters with their first loss in two games.

Alyssa Valdez and Turkish striker Yeliz Basa have joined Domingo in a strong trio for Creamline. Valdez, brought in 17 points, 13 digs and 13 hits while Basa also scored 17 points on his PVL debut.

The next Petro Gazz

“The PLDT has really prepared us. They dug into our game and adjusted in the third set,” Creamline coach Sherwin Meneses said in Filipino. “We lost in the third round because of the halftime break, but they (High Speed ​​Hitters) were not shaken in the fourth round and kept playing.” Jema Galanza is also instrumental with 13 points. Jia de Guzman made an excellent 32 sets with more than two points to free the Cool Smashers’ shooters, who overtook the High Speed ​​Hitters with a spike, 65-52.

Kyla Atienza, the best libero in the Asean Grand Prix, defended the floor with 15 digs and 13 catches.

Creamline, which is aiming for a third title this season, will have a rematch of the Augmented Conference Finals in early 2019 against defending champion Petro Gazz on Tuesday.

At the top is Russian imported athlete Elena Samoilenko leading the PLDT with 24 points, with Mika Reyes, Domingo’s opponent, contributing 11 points.

Samoilenko boosted the PLDT’s third-set comeback from a 21-23 deficit by scoring three consecutive points to take the lead, 24-23, before Creamline saved three set points.

The PLDT is looking to take on Choco Mucho next Thursday.

The Flying Titans relied on Odina Aliyeva’s 27-point burst and Denden Lazaro-Revilla’s formidable tiered defense to overwhelm F2 Logistics, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 26-24, taking the lead. 1-1.

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