Valdez: After the finals, volleyball is also a big winner

Alyssa Valdez: Final MVP.  Story: Valdez: After the finals, volleyball is also a big winner

Alyssa Valdez: Final MVP. -PVL

MANILA, Philippines – The Crimline Premier Volleyball League has won the Open Conference Crown, with two of its top gunners also winning home top individual prizes.

Alyssa Valdez, however, thinks there were bigger winners in the tournament.

“I’m very happy for volleyball,” said Valdez, who was named Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) after the Cool Smashers won 25-18, 15-25, 25-23, 25-16. Petro Gaz Angels late Friday. “It’s beautiful that it’s probably the biggest comeback in the sport.”

As the coronavirus crawled out of the lockdown to help curb the growing contagion at the top of the epidemic, eventually bringing fans to the stand, it was volleyball that attracted the most crowds in the epidemic era. Took place.

“We are very grateful to the fans, they are all here, cheering and supporting us,” Valdez added.

Thrilling encounter

The Crimline rewarded their supporters with a pair of thrilling fights, taking Game 1 against the hard-fought Petro Gaz Squad, 25-16, 23-25, 25-12, 32-30.

“We’re glad to welcome everyone and I’m really grateful that their idol or whatever team they support, they’re here to support the game,” Valdez added.

The former Ateneo star had the luxury of having a deep support cast this year, which completely flaunted the Crimeline. Tots Carlos was selected MVP of the tournament when Gema Galanza made a significant stretch to cement the Cool Smashers crown in the final fourth set of Game 2.

“I have learned a lot from this experience; I think it’s just the beginning, “said Carlos, who averaged 20.6 points in the final.

As far as Carlos just touches off what is expected to be a decorated career, Valdez fully agrees.

“It’s just the beginning for the Tots,” Valdez said.

The Crimeline, however, was more than the sum of its top three scorers. The Cools Smashers ’playmaker runs their offense through Zia de Guzman and has received significant contributions from the likes of Cell Domingo and Janet Panagar.


“That’s what makes it really special. We’ve all worked hard for it,” said Carlos, the jumper. “After our bids were low last year, we really wanted to redeem ourselves. We were all focused on our training.

“We are a big family in this team. We are very open and we have a common goal – to help each other.

“We need to be prepared mentally and physically,” Valdez added. “We needed to be at the top and we are very grateful to our coaches, they have all done what they needed to do in training and in the actual game.

“My goal is to help the team win the championship.”

And, perhaps, to help the sports population get back on its feet.

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