Defending champions Creamline Cool Smashers open their repeat bid in an early clash with last year fifth placer PetroGazz Angels in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference. Prized hitter Alyssa Valdez and top setter Jia Morado are back for the pink and white as they try to lead the Cool Smashers to their third straight crown. The team also welcomes their newest players and coaching staff. Meanwhile, the Angels beef up their roster after getting the services of middle blocker Jeanette Panaga and spiker Jovielyn Prado. The team also aims to make it to the podium this season with their new head coach in Arnold Laniog.