MANILA, Philippines – Prepared for last season’s fight, Jema Galanza advanced to the finals, helping the Crimline to a perfect finish in the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference title race.
Gallanza nailed big hits in the fourth set as Crimline Petro Gaz swept the series 25-18, 15-25, 25-23, 25-16 in Game 2 on Friday at the Yanares Sports Center in Antipolo.
“Last year I had an off-season. So I promised to do it for my team this year because I had a lot of losses for them last season, “said Gallanza, who scored 17 points in Game 2.
The Cool Smashers won the Open Conference title when it felt surreal for the former PVL MVP, who finally killed the ghost of their past misfortune near Cherry Tigo last season.
“I was speechless. I stared at the people inside the court until I realized that the Crimline is now the champion, “she said.” All our hard work was worth it. We’ve been strong since last year. We’re very happy. “
Although the Crimline did not change any major rosters like most club teams, the acquaintance served as their biggest advantage in winning all eight of their matches, where they swept three games in Pool B, eliminating Cherry Tigo in the quarterfinals, and eliminating the sister team Choco Mucho. . After defeating Petro Gaz in two games in the semifinals, their franchise is on its way to the fourth overall championship.
It wasn’t easy for Spyker at all.
“We played at a different level of competition. Every team we have fought has taken on a strong challenge. Fortunately, we’ve doubled down on our training, “said Galanza.
The key to their dominance? Gallange said the team has survived their goal, ‘bounce back with good vibes.’
“Keeping our unbeaten record was not easy. However, despite the pressure to bring back the championship, this team is really special. Everyone played happily. I feel like everyone is on the same page to come back this year, ”said Galanza.
“My love for volleyball and my teammates have boosted my confidence,” he added.
The former Adamson standout was also grateful for playing in front of spectators who watched their games from the San Juan Arena, Mall of Asia Arena to Yanares Antipolo, where they were crowned before the 8,231 spectators dominated by pink-clad fans.
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