The Crimean-Petrogaz clash continues in the PVL All-Filipino Conference.

FILE–Creamline Cool Smashers vs. Petro Gazz Angels.  - PVL photo

FILE–Creamline Cool Smashers vs. Petro Gazz Angels. – PVL photo

MANILA, Philippines – Two champion teams kick off the 2023 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference as reigning titlist Cream Line takes on two-time defending champion Petro Gaz on February 4 at the Smart Arenata Coliseum.

The Cole Smashers, parading the same roster that won two of three tournaments last season, will begin their title retention bid against their Finals rivals, the Angels, at 6 p.m. to cap off opening night. could

Two-time PVL champion coach Sherwin Meneses is looking into it. Creamline’s strong chemistry and familiarityHave been together since 2021. However, Alyssa Valdez is still recovering from a right knee injury suffered last December, leaving MVP Tots Carlos, Jema Galanza, Celine Domingo, and Michele Gumabao, as well as setter Gia de Guzman, to shoulder the bulk of the responsibilities. , the character of the captain

Petro-Guez, on the other hand, lost several members of their 2022 Reinforced Championship squad. Coach Ronald Ricafort jumping ship to PLDT With his deputy, Arnold Leniog, while Mayla Pablo transferred to F2 Logistics. Also, libero Bang Pineda and Seth Rodriguez are joining different squads.

The Angels will showcase a new system as former Choco Mucho and current Ateneo women’s volleyball coach Oliver Almadro retain a roster still under the banner of MJ Phillips, Grethcel Soltones, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Remy Palma, and setter Djanel Cheng. will call the shots for

Interestingly, Creamline and PetroGays have the most finishes among all PVL clubs with the Cool Smashers making seven consecutive appearances in the championship round before being eliminated in last year’s Reinforced. , while the Angels played four times.

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Dandan Santiago-Manabat.

Dandan Santiago-Manabat. PVL Media Bureau

during this, Dandan Santiago-Manabat It starts for Akari when they take on Choco Mochu, who will usher in a new era under coach Dante Ilsonoren at 4pm to raise the curtains on the 2023 season.

The Chargers’ Flying Titans duel will also feature a clash of Philippine team coaches with women’s national team coach Jorge Souza de Brito taking on the men’s volleyball tactician Elsonoran, who has brought his winning streak and culture to the PVL. I decided to bring.

On February 7, Regine Diego, the only female coach in the PVL, will also make her debut as F2 Logistics, led by Pablo, Kianna Dy, and Ivy Lacsina.

The Cargo Movers and High Speed ​​Hitters will square off at 4 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. match between Cheri Tegu and Signal at Philsport Arena.

Crossover will begin life without Manabat with reinforced conference MVP Mylene Paat Cza Carandang, EJ Laure, Alina Bicar and newcomer Ponggay Gaston, and new recruits Chinchin Basas and Gyzelle Sy taking on leadership roles.

Army, which will not happen. Jovelyn Gonzaga And will parade a new coach. Randy Fellorinawill open their campaign against Chery Tagus at the same venue in Pasig City on February 11 before a 6pm game between F2 Logistics and Akari.

Other notable matchups in the PVL are the battle of sister teams, Creamline and Choco Mocho, on February 14, Valentine’s Day, immediately following the Akari-Signal game at the Big Dome.

Almadro faces his former team, Choco Mocho, on February 9 as the Petro Guez coach also renews his rivalry with the UAAP men’s former nemesis, the Ilsonorians. The cream line and signal will also hit at 4pm on the same day.

The showdown between Creamline and F2 Logistics will take place on February 18 at the Philsports Arena, where Reinforced Conference finalists Petro Gazz and Cignal will also clash.

Akari’s star Manabat fights Cheri Tago for the first time on March 4 at the FilOil EcoOil Center after the Army-Petro Gazz game at 6 p.m.

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