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PVL Open: Creamline posts historic 16-0 sweep

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By Waylon Galvez

Defending champion Creamline made history as it completed the first ‘sweep’ of the eliminations via a 25-19, 25-22, 24-26, 25-16 win over Motolite in the PVL Open Conference Wednesday night at The Arena in San Juan.

Creamline players celebrate after beating Motolite in four sets in the PVL Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan. (Sports Vision Images)

Creamline players celebrate after beating Motolite in four sets in the PVL Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan. (Sports Vision Images)

Even without star players Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado – both training in Thailand with the national team for this year’s Southeast Asian Games here – the Cool Smashers had enough weapon to hammer an unbeaten campaign of 16-0 this conference.

Michele Gumabao played a key role on Creamline’s win against Motolite in the PVL Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan. (Sports Vision Images)

Michele Gumabao played a key role in Creamline’s win against Motolite. (Sports Vision Images)

Jema Galanza came through with another solid performance with 23 points to go with 21 receptions and three service aces.

Michele Gumabao also stepped up big with 14 points while Kyle Negrito had 23 excellent sets to go with five points for Creamline.

The Cool Smashers will have Valdez and Morado back on the team when the Final Four kicks off this weekend.

Motolite finished the elimination round with a 10-6 card. Myla Pablo had 14 points while Tots Carlos added 11 hits and 21 receptions.

Meanwhile, in a duel of also-rans teams, Dell Palomata and Judy Caballejo each scored 15 points as Air Force topped Pacifictown-Army, 28-26, 25-20, 26-28, 26-24, to end its season with an even 8-8 record.

The Lady Troopers, third placers in the previous Reinforced Conference, bowed out with a 6-10 card.

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