Creamline prepares for an international encounter: foreign teams are in the hunt for semi-finals

Creamline, the PVL’s powerhouse team, has its sights set on the semifinals. They are preparing for the arrivals of foreign teams. Alyssa Valldez and Jia Morrado have led the team to victory in the preliminary round. Creamline is now focused on the international squads that will be facing them in the semifinals.

The team’s coaches are working on a plan of action that will help them adapt to the various playing styles and strategies used by foreign teams. The coaches are analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of each team and devising strategies for them to be effective. Players are also being trained intensively to improve their skills, teamwork, and performance. The players are aiming to keep up the level of performance that they have shown so far, and continue winning streaks in the semis. Creamline will leave no stone unturned in their preparation to face the foreign teams visiting and earn a place in the finals.

Creamline Cool Smashers PVL Invitational

Creamline Cool Smashers at the PVL Conference. –MARLO CUETO/

MANILA, Philippines — After becoming the first team to reach the semifinal round of the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Invitational Conference, Creamline coach Sherwin Meneses is not about to rest on his laurels as Cool Smashers brace for the two visiting foreign squads.

“We will start looking at the foreign teams. We will scout them because they are from other countries, we really need to prepare,” Meneses means Meneses in Filipino Creamline swept PLDT, 25-21, 25-20, 25-21The Philsports Arena will host a concert on Thursday. 

“But we still have to improve for our next games. We will focus first on our game on Saturday. But the foreign teams will be tough to scout for sure,” He added.

The Cool Smashers will face a more difficult road to defend their title after they play the Japanese team Kurashiki Ablaze, and Vietnam’s Kinh Bac – Bac Ninh, in the round-robin semifinals, along with the two top teams from Pool B.

Creamline coach Sherwin Meneses PVL

Sherwin Meneses, coach of Creamline. –MARLO CUETO/

Meneses says they need to be prepared for all situations when they go into the next round.

“We need to improve on any kind of situation in every game. The basic skills are there but we need to fix our blocking and service. Our attacking efficiency is quite good so we have to double time in improving our basic skills,” The three-time PVL champion with Alyssa Valdez Slowly regaining lethal form after a right knee accident in December last year, Tots Carlos and Jema galanza add more firepower.

Michele Gumabao is also returning to the Creamline coaching staff on Saturday, after a trip to Europe.

“She doesn’t have any injury. She just came back yesterday from an important trip. We will be happy to see her play again on Saturday,” Meneses said.

The Creamline Cool Smashers have secured the first semi-final berth from Pool A. #PVL2023

Post by Inquirer Sports On Thursday, July 13, 2020

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