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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

Manilla Santos makes grand volleyball comeback with Choco Mucho

Aug 03, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Former La Salle star Manilla Santos returns to Philippine volleyball in the 2019 PVL Open Conference

VETERAN PRESENCE. Manilla Santos joins a formidable Choco Mucho squad bannered by UAAP champion players from Ateneo. Photo from Choco Mucho’s Twitter account

Debuting Choco Mucho ready for war in PVL Open Conference

Jul 18, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Pulling off a recruitment coup, Choco Mucho expects to make a splash early with former Ateneo stars Bea De Leon, Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag, and Kim Gequillana

Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Dream come true: Ateneo towers to debut together in PVL 2019

Jul 16, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Ateneo Lady Eagles Bea de Leon, Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag, and Kim Gequillana are sticking together in their professional volleyball debut

REUNION. The recent graduates of the Ateneo Lady Eagles will make their professional volleyball debut in Choco Mucho. Photo by Josh Albelda/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

Pacifictown captures 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference bronze

Jul 14, 2019 - 4:33 PM

The Pacifictown Army Lady Troopers wrap up their 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference campaign with a podium finish

GRITTIER. Olena Lymareva-Flink and Pacifictown gets pushed to the limit, surviving a five-setter of a winner-take-all match against Banko Perlas. 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

Pacifictown leads bronze race with Game 2 win

Jul 13, 2019 - 4:09 PM

The Pacifictown Army Lady Troopers are set to be crowned 2nd runners-up if the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference finals series doesn't extend

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/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

Banko Perlas rallies to clinch 1-0 series lead

Jul 10, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The Perlas Spikers erase a two-set deficit against the Lady Troopers to move within a win from a bronze in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference

ONE MORE. BanKo Perlas shows incredible resilience in Game 1. Photo release

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

PVL: PetroGazz nails historic finals berth over Banko Perlas

Jul 06, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Top seed PetroGazz Angels advance to the Premier Volleyball League championship series for the first time

HISTORIC. Power trio of Janisa Johnson (left), Cherry Nunag (center) and Wilma Salas (right) lead the PetroGazz Angels to the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pacifictown import ‘disappointed’ in semis Game 1 loss

Jul 04, 2019 - 5:11 PM

The Pacifictown Army Lady Troopers aim to extend the semis series to a Game 3

BOUNCING BACK. Olena Lymareva-Flink hopes Pacifictown Army will beef up its floor defense. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/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: PetroGazz survives Banko Perlas' Game 1 threat

Jul 03, 2019 - 7:50 PM

The PetroGazz Angels overcome a one-set hiccup to take Game 1 of the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference semis

ONE WIN AWAY. PetroGazz Angels prove why they're the top seed in the tournament. 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

Balipure asks fans to stop 'castigating' embattled import

Jul 01, 2019 - 4:47 PM

Balipure team management says import Danijela Dzakovic, who hit her teammate Jewelle Bermillo, 'has sincerely apologized' and 'appropriate sanctions' were meted out

'FORGIVE HER'. The Balipure team management asks fans to forgive import Danijela Dzakovic for her unsportsmanlike action. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Balipure import gets away with warning after viral hit on teammate

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:25 PM

PVL organizers argue that the remorseful gesture of Danijela Dzakovic towards Jewelle Bermillo after the incident was not televised

APOLOGETIC. Danijela Dzakovic profusely apologizes to libero Jewelle Bermillo for hitting the back of her head. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Balipure import faces likely sanction for striking teammate

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Danijela Dzakovic shockingly hits Balipure libero Jewelle Bermillo after a fumbled play, but the Montenegrin spiker later apologizes

ALL IS WELL. Danijela Dzakovic assures that everything is well between her and Jewelle Bermillo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

PVL: PetroGazz bounces back with sweep of Pacifictown

Jun 23, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Just a day after absorbing their first loss, the PetroGazz Angels regroup for a dominant win over Pacifictown

STILL ON TOP. PetroGazz still remains on top of the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference standings. Photo by Michael Gatpandan

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: Motolite turns back Pacifictown, PetroGazz still perfect

Jun 16, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Motolite stuns Pacifictown for its 2nd win in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference

2ND WIN. Motolite edges out Pacifictown in a five-set thriller. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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: PetroGazz outlasts Banko to stay perfect

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:05 PM

PetroGazz drops a set for the first time this conference but manages to recover against an all-local Banko team

KEY PLAYER. Wilma Salas drops 37 points  in the hard-earned win 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 2019 team standings and schedule

Jun 12, 2019 - 1:57 PM

Bookmark this page for updates in the 2019 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference

SEMIFINALS. The Creamline Cool Smashers are on track in their title defense. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PVL: Banko Perlas survives gutsy Motolite

Jun 05, 2019 - 8:41 PM

The young Motolite team puts up a challenge against Banko Perlas

X-FACTOR. Kia Bright powers Banko Perlas to a hard-earned win. Photo by Josh Albelda/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

PVL: Pacifictown spoils Motolite's debut

Jun 01, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Motolite gets a baptism of fire against a veteran-studded Pacifictown team

BOUNCE BACK. Pacifictown earns its second win in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PVL: Petro Gazz off to rousing 2-0 start

May 29, 2019 - 7:38 PM

A surprising Petro Gazz side grabs the early solo lead in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference

X-FACTOR. Janisa Johnson leads the Petro Gazz Angels with 21 points. File 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

PetroGazz stuns reigning champion Creamline in PVL opener

May 26, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Imports fuel PetroGazz’s charge as Creamline suffers a major blow with the injury of MVP Alyssa Valdez

HOT START. PetroGazz makes a statement right in the opener with a huge upset of Creamline. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline sweeps Ateneo, captures PVL Open crown

Dec 08, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Season MVP Alyssa Valdez powers the Cool Smashers to their second straight Premier Volleyball League championship

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

PVL: Creamline claims 1st title slot; Ateneo forces decider

Dec 01, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Creamline completes a semis sweep of PetroGazz while Ateneo-Motolite forces a winner-take-all in its own series against BanKo in the Premier Volleyball League

SWEEP.. The Creamline Cool Smashers finishes off PetroGazz in two games. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/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

PetroGazz completes PVL semis cast

Nov 18, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The Angels join BanKo, Ateneo-Motolite and Creamline in the Final Four of the Premier Volleyball League

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. The PetroGazz Angels wrap up their elimination run with a convincing win. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Fighting Warays snap skid, shock Lady Warriors

Oct 20, 2018 - 7:43 PM

Dimdim Pacres delivers as the Tacloban Fighting Warays finally live up to their name

GRITTY WIN. Learning from previous losses, Tacloban plays steadier down the stretch. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Lady Eagles frustrate Falcons, gain solo second

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:15 PM

Ateneo outlasts Adamson in a five-set thriller to firm up its bid in the Premier Volleyball League

STEADY. The Ateneo Lady Eagles show poise down the stretch to pick up their fourth victory. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler