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Jema Galanza bags 2019 PVL Open Conference MVP

Nov 09, 2019 - 10:21 PM

Creamline produces another MVP in Jema Galanza, who led the Cool Smashers to an undefeated tournament run

KEY PLAYER. Jema Galanza steps up to bag a breakthrough MVP title in the Premier Volleyball League. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline completes 20-0 sweep to retain PVL Open Conference crown

Nov 09, 2019 - 10:07 PM

The Creamline Cool Smashers trip the Petro Gazz Angels to claim the 2019 PVL Open Conference title with a rare tournament sweep

CONSISTENT PRESENCE. Alyssa Valdez flashes her championship experience over the Petro Gazz Angels. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline blanks Petro Gazz in Game 1, nears tournament sweep

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:57 PM

The Cool Smashers move within a win from another PVL championship

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline, Petro Gazz set up PVL title clash

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:23 PM

Months after their championship duel, Creamline and Petro Gazz meet again to fight for the PVL crown

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline, Petro Gazz a win away from Finals showdown

Oct 26, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Dominant in their separate semifinal duels, Creamline and Petro Gazz move within a win of a PVL title showdown

STREAKING. Alyssa Valdez returns as Creamline stays on track of its bid for a perfect campaign. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline completes 16-0 elims sweep

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:37 PM

Despite playing minus two ace players, Creamline survives Motolite’s valiant stand to complete a perfect PVL elimination run

PERFECT. The Cool Smashers look to extend their winning streak in the semifinal round. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PVL: Creamline a win away from elims sweep

Oct 20, 2019 - 11:44 PM

Despite the absence of several key players, Creamline rips BanKo Perlas to stay unbeaten in 15 games

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline snaps Choco Mucho streak

Oct 05, 2019 - 11:53 PM

Jema Galanza and Michele Gumabao propel Creamline to its 12th straight win as Petro Gazz extends its own run to 8 games

File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline, Choco Mucho extend win streak

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Alyssa Valdez returns in limited action as Creamline stretches its perfect run to 11 games

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline goes 10 in a row; Air Force upsets Motolite

Sep 18, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Jema Galanza and Risa Sato power Creamline to its 10th straight PVL victory as Air Force stuns Motolite in straight sets

PVL Open Conference Creamline vs Balipure. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline dumps Chef's Classics; Air Force stuns Army

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Playing minus Alyssa Valdez, the Creamline Cool Smashers flex their depth over Chef's Classics as Air Force secures a third straight victory

STEADY. The Creamline Cool Smashers strengthen their hold of the No. 1 spot. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline completes first-round sweep; Army ends dry spell

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:58 PM

Creamline cruises past BaliPure to keep its perfect run going as Army snaps its skid versus Chef’s Classics

ON TARGET. Creamline's Pau Soriano gets one past the defense of BaliPure's Shirley Salamagos. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline sweeps Army; Petro Gazz, BanKo pick up five-setter wins

Sep 04, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Alyssa Valdez steers the Morado-less Cool Smashers to their seventh straight PVL victory

Photo by Josh Albela/Rappler

Creamline streaks to 6-0; BaliPure cops second win

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Alyssa Valdez and Creamline overpower Choco Mucho in a blockbuster PVL duel

PVL Open Conference Creamlie vs Motolite (8-14-2019). Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline still perfect; Choco Mucho back in winning ways

Aug 24, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Creamline dumps PetroGazz in a PVL finals rematch as Choco Mucho rebounds from a first loss

HOT START. Alyssa Valdez and Creamline roll to their fifth straight triumph. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline, Army still undefeated; BaliPure secures first win

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The Cool Smashers roll to a 4-0 start as the Lady Troopers pick up back-to-back wins in PVL action

THRILLER. Jovelyn Gonzaga and the Lady Troopers score a hard-earned win over the Flying Titans. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Choco Mucho impresses in debut over BaliPure

Aug 14, 2019 - 11:20 PM

Powerhouse Choco Mucho gets off to a hot start as Creamline also takes a 2-0 lead in PVL action

IN CONTROL. Choco Mucho star Maddie Madayag fires one past the defense of BaliPure's Menchie Tubiera and Satrianni Espiritu. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline sweeps returning Air Force; BanKo downs PetroGazz

Aug 11, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Creamline hacks out a convincing win over Air Force while BanKo stops PetroGazz in the PVL opener

HOT START. Creamline star Alyssa Valdez sails one past Air Force's Wendy Semana in the conference opener. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Road to repeat gets tougher for Creamline

Aug 07, 2019 - 8:10 PM

A gritty challenge awaits defending champion Creamline when the PVL Open Conference fires off this weekend

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PetroGazz imports give locals taste of championship

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:36 PM

'I know what it’s like to win a championship, the other girls don’t. So I wanted them to experience what I’ve experienced before,' says Finals MVP Janisa Johnson

FINALS MVP. Janisa Johnson's leadership inspires the team to win its first championship. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PetroGazz dethrones Creamline for first PVL crown

Jul 14, 2019 - 7:01 PM

League No. 1 PetroGazz Angels outlast the Creamline Cool Smashers in the do-or-die Game 3 to bag the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference title

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: PetroGazz vs Creamline - PVL Finals 2019 Game 3

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:02 PM

The Creamline Cool Smashers go for another shot at the crown but the PetroGazz Angels vow to sustain their hot run in the winner-take-all showdown on Sunday, July 14

PVL Finals: 'We deserve to win,' says PetroGazz import Johnson

Jul 13, 2019 - 9:50 PM

'We want to prove people wrong. Just because we’re a new team doesn’t mean we don’t deserve to win,' says Janisa Johnson

PROVING THEMSELVES. Janisa Johnson leads PetroGazz down to the wire of the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference. Photo courtesy of Sports Vision

PetroGazz snaps Creamline win streak, forces do-or-die Game 3

Jul 13, 2019 - 6:37 PM

The No. 1 Angels level the series at 1-1 to keep their title hopes alive in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference

STILL IN IT. The Angels rise from a set down to stay alive in the title series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: PetroGazz vs Creamline - PVL Finals 2019 Game 2

Jul 12, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Creamline shoots for a third straight crown, but a motivated PetroGazz side vows to force a Game 3 in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference Finals

PVL: Valdez, Creamline expect PetroGazz fightback

Jul 11, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Creamline star Alyssa Valdez thinks PetroGazz has the motivation – and the tools – to force an equalizer in the best-of-three title series

A WIN AWAY. Creamline needs just one more win to clinch a third straight volleyball crown. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline steals Game 1 from league No. 1 PetroGazz

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:58 PM

The Creamline Cool Smashers look primed to defend their PVL Reinforced Conference title

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: PetroGazz vs Creamline - PVL Finals 2019 Game 1

Jul 09, 2019 - 3:06 PM

The PetroGazz Angels look to challenge defending champion Creamline Cool Smashers for the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference title

PVL: Creamline sweeps Pacifictown for Finals return

Jul 06, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Defending champion Creamline Cool Smashers clinch their third straight PVL Reinforced Conference finals berth

FINALS RETURN. The Creamline Cool Smashers nab a third-straight Finals appearance. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Valdez on PVL streak: 'Winning doesn't mean we're at 100%'

Jul 03, 2019 - 11:46 PM

Creamline star Alyssa Valdez believes the team can be more consistent despite winning 10 straight games in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference

PLAYING SMARTER. Alyssa Valdez knows that there are no excuses to give up errors even against a veteran team like Pacifictown Army. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PVL semis: Creamline overcomes pesky Pacifictown in Game 1

Jul 03, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Defending champion Creamline moves within a win of a title berth in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference

HARD-EARNED. Aleoscar Blanco continues to provide reinforcement to the Creamline Cool Smashers. Photo courtesy of Sports Vision

PVL: Pacifictown, BanKo Perlas march into semis

Jun 29, 2019 - 8:33 PM

The Lady Troopers and the Perlas Spikers complete the semifinal cast of the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference

A-GAME. Olena Lymareva-Flink brings out her best game in the tournament, firing 29 points to book Pacifictown a semis slot. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline snaps PetroGazz's perfect run for share of PVL lead

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:05 PM

The Cool Smashers exact revenge on the Angels behind Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado and Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin

REVENGE. Jia Morado (left) and Risa Sato come up for a block against Janisa Johnson. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PVL: Creamline dominates Motolite, nails semis slot

Jun 19, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Creamline spoils Myla Pablo's Motolite debut as the Cool Smashers pick up their sixth straight win

GROWING CHEMISTRY. Creamline setter Jia Morado (left) dishes the ball to middle blocker Aleoscar Blanco. Photo by SportsVision

PVL: Creamline sweeps Banko Perlas in 2019 Reinforced conference

Jun 15, 2019 - 6:07 PM

Creamline takes advantage of Banko Perlas, which is missing the services of Kia Bright

NET DEFENSE. Venezuelan middle blocker Aleoscar Blanco emerges as the Player of the Game against Banko Perlas. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PVL: Creamline cruises to 4th straight win over Balipure

Jun 12, 2019 - 5:01 PM

The Creamline Cool Smashers finish solo 2nd after the first round

ON A ROLL. After dropping its first assignment, defending champion Creamline strings up 4 straight wins. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PVL: Creamline rallies back to defeat pesky Banko Perlas

Jun 02, 2019 - 6:51 PM

The Creamline Cool Smashers survive a thrilling four-setter against the Banko Perlas Spikers

TITLE DEFENSE. Alyysa Valdez and the Cool Smashers look to regain their champion form after back-to-back wins. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Valdez returns from injury scare in Creamline's bounce-back win

May 29, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Alyssa Valdez plays through pain as she nurses a left ankle sprain

NO SCARE. Alyssa Valdez recovers immediately to help Creamline clinch its first win in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference Season 3. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline sweeps Ateneo, moves within win of PVL crown

Dec 05, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The Cool Smashers make quick work of the young Lady Eagles squad to take a 1-0 lead in the Premier Volleyball League championship series

ONE-SIDED. Jema Galanza and the Cools Smashers prove too much for the young Lady Eagles squad in Game 1 of the title series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo outlasts BanKo, nails last PVL title berth

Dec 02, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles arrange a championship showdown against the Creamline Cool Smashers in the Premier Volleyball League

GRITTY. Ateneo's Bea de Leon and Kat Tolentino celebrate a point in the cardiac game where the young Lady Eagles rally past the BanKo Perlas Spikers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline, BanKo move within win of PVL title slots

Nov 28, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The Cool Smashers and Perlas Spikers down separate gritty challengers to take Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League semifinals

OPENING SALVO. Alyssa Valdez and the Creamline Cool Smashers overcome the challenge put up by the PetroGazz Angels in the semis opener. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alyssa Valdez, Creamline make quick work of Tacloban

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:00 PM

The Cool Smashers crash into the win column in the Premier Volleyball League

DOMINANT. Creamline's Alyssa Valdez leaps for a kill over over Tacloban's Judith Abil in the match the Cool Smashers dominated. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PVL title romp: Alyssa Valdez cherishes familiar feeling

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The Creamline superstar bags another championship with Jia Morado and coach Tai Bundit

PARTNERS. Alyssa Valdez hams it up with PVL Finals Most Valuable Player Jia Morado. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline nears first PVL crown

Jul 08, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Alyssa Valdez and Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin power the Cool Smashers past the PayMaya High Flyers

GETTING CLOSER. Alyssa Valdez and the Creamline Cool Smashers inch closer to their first franchise championship. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Hard-luck Lady Warriors fall minus Pablo

Jul 06, 2018 - 6:09 PM

The team star gets injured as Pocari Sweat-Air Force absorbs a sorry setback in the winner-take-all semis

DEPLETED. Pocari's Arielle Love was left to carry the load against Creamline. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cool Smashers nail first PVL title berth

Jul 06, 2018 - 4:43 PM

Creamline pulls off an easy win against a Pocari side that lost team captain Myla Pablo to injury

MOTIVATED. A fired up Alyssa Valdez (right) leaps for a kill over Pocari's Madeline Palmer. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline rebounds to force deciding Game 3

Jul 04, 2018 - 10:12 PM

Another PVL semifinal pairing heads into a winner-take-all as the Cool Smashers down Pocari Sweat

HIT. Creamline's Risa Sato (center) celebrates with teammates Alyssa Valdez and Michele Gumabao after scoring against Pocari Sweat. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pocari-Air Force shocks Creamline to inch closer to PVL Finals berth

Jul 01, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The No. 4 Lady Warriors pull off a surprising sweep of the top seed Cool Smashers

ON THE BRINK. Pocari-Air Force is a win away from returning the finals following its sweep of Creamline. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado to tune up with national team in Japan

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:14 AM

The two Philippine team players hope to make up for their absence in the PSL tuneup games by joining the overseas camp

SECOND CHANCE. Alyssa Valdez (left) and Jia Morado find compromises to honor their commitments to both the national team and their club. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Long break bodes well for injured Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:39 PM

The Creamline stars get to rest their injuries before the Cool Smashers plunge into PVL semis action next month

RECHARGE. Injured stars Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado get  a much needed break. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler