MANILA, Philippines — A malfunctioning air conditioning system didn’t stop Creamline from dominating Petro Gazz and getting its first win in the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference semifinals on Thursday at Philsports Arena.
The game went on despite the heat and Creamline managed to keep its cool in the opening set, breaking a 15-15 deadlock by scoring six straight points before Alyssa Valdez put on the finishing touches for a 1-0 set lead.
The air conditioning was eventually fixed by the second set and the Cool Smashers sustained their form en route to a 25-21, 25-20, 25-23 win over the Angels. It was Creamline’s first straight-sets win of the conference.
Valdez, who had 11 points, including two blocks, and 15 receptions, said they are…