PVL: Ready to play na -- Jovelyn Gonzaga
Mark Escarlote on Apr 25, 2019 08:21 PM
Hindi ko alam kung 100 percent. Pero, as far as I know is nakaka-perform na ako ulit. Hindi ko masasabing like before 'yung kabilisan ko. As far as I know, makaka-perform na ako ulit -- Jovelyn Gonzaga
Former national team member Jovelyn Gonzaga will make a return to competitive volleyball as she leads the veteran-laden Pacific Town Army in its debut in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference.
The Ilongga lefty will get back into action when the league opens next month after almost two years of hiatus from the club scene since sustaining a knee injury and undergoing basic military training.
“Siguro, ready to play na,” said Gonzaga on Thursday during the S+A Volleyball Grand Fans Day at the Trinoma Activity Center. “Hindi ko alam kung 100 percent. Pero, as far as I know is nakaka-perform na ako ulit. Hindi ko masasabing like before 'yung kabilisan ko. As far as I know, makaka-perform na ako ulit.”
Gonzaga, who played for the national team in the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games, suffered an injury November 2017 while playing for Cignal in the Philippine Superliga.
The Army corporal underwent surgery and rehabilitation but her return to action was again delayed because of her military commitment.
Gonzaga said that her military training helped in her conditioning.
“Ang kinaganda nu’ng nag-training ako, doon ako lumakas. Like ang sabi ng conditioning ko pagbalik -- kasi I stopped training ng volleyball siguro for four months -- pagbalik ko, natuwa siya na, ‘Jov ang lakas mo,’” she said.
“Sobrang thankful ako na nag-training ako kasi naging kundisyon ako,” Gonzaga added.
Also in the Lady Troopers roster are Tin Agno, Jing Balse-Pabayo, Alina Bicar, Jem Gutierrez, Gelai Nunag, Dahlia Cruz, Royse Tubino, Nene Bautista, Lutgarda Malaluan, Jeannie Delos Reyes and Sarah Jane Gonzales. Army is also looking to tap Kannika Tipachot and Sutadta Chuewulim.
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