Team’s top players deal with injuries
4 p.m. — Creamline vs Army
6:30 p.m. — Akari vs PLDT
THE CREAMLINE Cool Smashers may summon Jema Galanza to come up with another monster performance similar to the one she unleashed the last time out because of a nagging injury that befell teammate Tots Carlos.
Already saddled by the absence of team captain Alyssa Valdez due to knee problems, Creamline is now having Ms. Carlos — a two-time league MVP — battling hamstring issues as it clashes with Army Black Mamba in today’s (Feb. 28) PVL All-Filipino Conference at the PhilSports Arena.
Good thing there is Ms. Galanza who is always ready to answer the call.
Ms. Galanza, a 2019 league MVP whose magnificence was evident in the franchise’s 17-25, 25-11, 25-19, 25-21 win over Chery Tiggo Saturday in a game where she dropped a triple-double effort—25 points, 13 digs and 12 receptions.
It was Ms. Galanza who breathed life to the Cool Smashers when they dozed off that cost them the opening set.
Creamline coach Sherwin Meneses is hoping and praying Ms. Carlos will continue to heal.
Creamline, owner of five championships and currently tied at the helm with F2 Logistics with a 4-1 record apiece, is expected to shoot for a win in its 4 p.m. showdown with Army Black Mamba, winless in four outings, that should push it a step closer to claiming a spot in the single-round robin semifinals.
Meanwhile, PLDT High Speed Hitters (3-1) tries to keep in step with the best of the league as it guns for another victory when it squares off with Akari (1-3) at 6:30 p.m. — Joey Villar