Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

Jema Galanza. –PVL PHOTO

Powerhouse defending champion Creamline battles a formidable foe for the final time in a bid to brush the elimination spherical of the Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Convention, battling an Akari crew that has nothing however delight to struggle for.

With a nine-game successful streak, the Cool Smashers have opted to remain on their toes and preserve sharp type heading into the semifinals, with Jema Galanza, the Finest Participant of the Recreation of their final victory, saying that they’re nonetheless turning within the hours to attain perfection.

Recreation time is 4 p.m. at PhilSports Area in Pasig Metropolis and a win would transfer the Cool Smashers inside one other victory of a sweep. They face winless Galeries on Tuesday.

“The semifinals is getting nearer, that’s why we have to obtain perfection,” mentioned Galanza, who turned 27 on Tuesday.

Successful over the also-ran Chargers would give Creamline the No. 1 rating within the playoffs whilst PLDT tries to fan its wafer-thin hopes of advancing when it battles F2 Logistics within the nightcap at 6 p.m.

One slot left

The primary three slots within the remaining 4 have been full of Choco Mucho, which has additionally gone unbeaten since dropping to Creamline on opening day, and Chery Tiggo is already assured of advancing.

PLDT is a far sixth at 5-4 and would want Cignal and Petro Gazz to take unlikely tumbles of their final video games to forge a playoff for No. 4.

However Cignal, which is at 7-3, battles troubled Gerflor on Tuesday and is predicted to win with ease.

Galanza, Tots Carlos and Michele Gumabao banner the prolific Creamline offense as Akari must dig actually deep whether it is to foil the Cool Chargers, who haven’t proven indicators of slowing down even after dropping Jia de Guzman and Ced Domingo to leagues abroad.

In the meantime, Galeries and Gerflor, rookie squads but to style a win, battle within the 2 p.m. opener. —Musong R. Castillo

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