Soriano comes up big for Valdez-less Creamline, humbles Power Smashers

first_imgLIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSkipper Alyssa Valdez may be out but Creamline still played with cool composure and dropped the Power Smashers in straight sets, 25-22, 25-21, 25-22, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Cool Smashers earned their first three-set win in the conference and improved to a league-leading 5-0 card that gave them a semifinals bye while the Power Smashers are at 1-4.ADVERTISEMENT Jia Morado orchestrated Creamline’s offense as she registered 62 excellent sets, a gargantuan figure compared to the Power Smashers’ Vira Guillema who made just 25.Jovelyn Prado led the Power Smashers with 15 points while Regine Arocha added 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission View comments IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite ‘Greek Freak’ Antetokounmpo invades Manila The Power Smashers were leading 22-20 in the third set, and was poised to hold on to their little bubble, but Pau Soriano showed the savvy and scored Creamline’s final five points.Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro admitted they had to adjust to Valdez’ absence with the 24-year-old joining the national team in Japan for training camp.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“This is the first time without Alyssa so at the start you start to look for your firepower but along the way the team saw that they have to work,” said Almadro. “Everybody delivered and we really showed our depth today.”Soriano and Rosemarie Vargas led the Cool Smashers with 15 points apiece while Coleen Bravo, who came off the bench in the first set, added 13. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Griezmann dismisses transfer talk after ‘dream’ final

first_img0Shares0000Antoine Griezmann celebrates with his family after winning the Europa League © AFP / FRANCK FIFELYON, France, May 17 – Antoine Griezmann said it was not the time to think about his future after leading Atletico Madrid to a 3-0 victory over Marseille in Wednesday’s Europa League final in Lyon.“Now is not the time to talk about my future. I need to just enjoy this moment, having won a title, and celebrate it with the fans,” said Griezmann after picking up the man-of-the-match award for scoring the Spanish side’s first two goals. The France star has been tipped to leave Atletico at the end of the season after four years in the Spanish capital, with speculation that he will join Barcelona.He got the opener midway through the first half and then netted a superb second four minutes after the break.He also played a part in the build-up to Gabi’s late goal that sealed the victory.“It is a dream for me to win a title. We had a chance in the Champions League and it wasn’t to be, but this time it was my turn,” said the striker, who had not previously won a major trophy with the club.He was in the Atletico side that lost on penalties to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in 2016 and lost the European Championship final with France that summer.Wednesday’s win came against Marseille, the club he supported as a youngster, but he said beating them did not in any way take the shine off his evening.“It’s not hard, because I am selfish. I had lost finals, I left home at 14 to win titles and today I had the chance to win a trophy.“I am proud of the season Marseille have had, of their fans who on their own almost filled the whole stadium, and of (coach) Rudi Garcia and what he has done with that team.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more