Creamline blanked defending champion Petro Gazz, 25-21, 25-20, 25-23, on Thursday for a winning start in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Reinforced Conference round robin semifinals at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

Jia De Guzman orchestrated the Cool Smashers' offense to the tee, dishing out 19 excellent sets that had four of her teammates scoring in double digits.

Ced Domingo was one of those double digit scorers with 10 points, including the back-to-back kills that sealed the win for the Grand Slam-seeking Creamline.

Yeliz Basa topscored with 17 points as Jema Galanza notched 14 and Alyssa Valdez punched in 11.

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