HD Spikers stun Cool Smashers, book semis seat
SANTA ROSA, Laguna — Unbeaten Cignal secured a semifinals berth as it added crowd-favorite Creamline to its list of victims, 25-22, 26-24, 14-25, 25-22, Thursday in the 2022 PVL Invitational Conference at the Santa Rosa Sports Complex here.,Ces Molina led two other HD Spikers in double digits with 15 points and added 12 digs in Cignal’s fourth win in as many games. Glaudine Troncoso scored 11 markers including nine hits while skipper Rachel Anne Daquis posted 10 points for the HD Spikers, who ended the Cool Smashers’ two-game winning run.,,Expecting the crowd to be on Creamline’s side, Cignal coach Shaq delos Santos prepared his wards for a tough battle.,“During training, we already had the mindset that we will be playing in a Creamline crowd. I just told the team to enjoy the game,” said Delos Santos.,The HD Spikers took advantage of Creamline’s error-filled game as Creamline gave away 32 points off miscues.,,Cignal also lorded it over at the net with 13 kill blocks. Ria Meneses and Molina had four kill blocks each for the HD Spikers, who shackled Creamline ace hitter Alyssa Valdez to just nine points in four sets of play.,Tots Carlos finished with 21 markers for the Cool Smashers, who are now tied with Army-Black Mamba and Choco Mucho at second spot.,Jema had 13 points while Celine Domingo got 11 for Creamline.