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Creamline Cool Smashers’ Jema Galanza. –PVL PHOTO

CAGAYAN DE ORO — For Jema Galanza, staying unbeaten in seven video games provides extra strain to Creamline’s title retention bid within the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) second All-Filipino Convention.

However the Cool Smashers’ ardour for the sport and the workforce’s exceptional togetherness have been serving to them keep on high of their recreation regardless of the daunting job and grueling 12-team competitors.

“Lagi namin iniisip na mahal namin yung ginagawa namin. Kaya kahit anong pagod, kahit minsan nakakapressure na, lagi namin iniisip na mahal namin yung ginagawa namin at mahal namin at isa’t isa kaya namin ginagawa ito,” mentioned Galanza after Creamline remained unbeaten in seven video games with its 25-23, 25-21, 25-19 victory over PLDT on Saturday

(We at all times remind ourselves that we love what we do. So irrespective of how exhausted we’re, regardless of all of the strain, we at all times bear in mind how a lot we love this and we love one another, that’s why we’re in a position to pull via.)

Galanza gifted her followers among the many 9,862 spectators at Aquilino Q. Pimentel Worldwide Conference Heart right here with 12 factors, 5 digs, and 5 receptions to assist Alyssa Valdez propel the Cool Smashers.

Valdez additionally mentioned that whereas they’ve completely different sources of inspiration, the workforce’s widespread denominator is providing this convention to their abroad gamers Jia De Guzman, who’s taking part in for Denso in Japan, and Nakhon Ratchasima Asian import Ced Domingo in Thailand.

Alyssa Valdez and Jema Galanza thank their followers from Cagayan De Oro. #PVL2023 #PVLOnTour

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“We wanna make our teammates who’re taking part in in Japan, Jia and Ceddie [Thailand], proud. This convention is de facto completely different for us. We have now completely different particular person inspirations, however as a workforce, we’re holding on to our coaching and togetherness, Valdez mentioned.

The 2019 PVL Open Convention MVP didn’t anticipate to brush PLDT however their fast win spared them extra time to relaxation as they fly again to Manila on Sunday earlier than going through Nxled on Thursday at Philsports Area, the place they are going to attempt to clinch a semifinal berth.

“We weren’t anticipating [a sweep] as a result of PLDT has been taking part in nice the previous few video games. We have been stunned, however completely happy to get the outcomes since we’re in a position to relaxation early since we’ve got a busy recreation schedule,” mentioned.

Galanza thanked CDO for its loud cheers and heat welcome as Creamline loved its keep within the Metropolis of Golden Friendship.

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“Nakakakilabot kasi grabe yung sigawan di namin naririnig yung isa’t isa. Nakakakilabot na talagang lahat sila sinusuportahan kami. Lagi nilang sinasabi na naappreciate nila yung ginagawa namin sa laro,” Galanza mentioned.

(I acquired goosebumps. It was so loud, we couldn’t hear one another anymore. Their help is wonderful they usually at all times inform us that they recognize what we do within the recreation.)

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