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Creamline’s loss to Cignal is a red flag, says Alyssa Valdez


ALYSSA Valdez has admitted Creamline was undone by one error too many in a four-set loss to Cignal on Thursday night at the 2022 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Invitational Conference.

“Hindi kami nagkulang. Nasobrahan yung mistakes namin,” she joked after Creamline suffered their first loss in three games and found themselves in a three-way tie for second place with Army-Black Mamba and PLDT behind undefeated Cignal.

“Unfortunately we had so many unforced errors. So I guess ‘yun.”

The loss was actually the Cool Smashers’ first in 11 games — their last loss coming in Game 3 of the Open Conference Finals to Chery Tiggo held at Ilocos Norte.

Still, Valdez sticks to the positives, saying the loss came early in the tournament and can only serve as a wake-up call for the Cool Smashers, especially with the showpiece match against Choco Mucho coming up on Saturday.

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“We will take it as a challenge and it’s extra motivation for us kasi sometimes kailangan din namin ng konting pampagising din para malaman namin yung pagkukulang at pagkakamali namin and kailangan pa namin iamprove,” said the 5ft 9in forward. .

Valdez praised Cignal’s defense on the net and his fighting spirit. Although Creamline had a 56-38 advantage in attacks, the HD Spikers imposed their dominance at net with 13 blocks to the Cool Smashers’ seven.

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“Mahirap din makapuntos talaga, their blocking as a team very strong. Kitang kita naman natin yung height nila, very intimidating on the pitch,” said the Creamline skipper, who finished with nine points in the loss.


Creamline are two wins away from a place in the semi-finals and Valdez assured that Creamline will come out more motivated, starting with the highly anticipated game against the Flying Titans on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

“In every victory and every journey, it’s part of it. You win some, you lose some. You accept it and the important thing is how you come back, di ba?” she says.

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