PVL: Gusto kong maramdaman ang Final Four -- Bombita
Mark Escarlote on May 26, 2019 06:28 AM
Ibibigay po namin ang best namin para makaabot (sa semis). Lalo pa na champion din po ang Team BaliPure so ang expectations po talaga sobrang taas so kailangan po naming pagtrabahuhan -- BaliPure hitter Grazielle Bombita
Veteran hitter Grazielle Bombita is looking to achieve a goal that has eluded her since coming to Manila three years ago to pursue a career in volleyball.
“Gusto ko talaga maramdaman yung makapasok kami sa Final Four,” said the Bicolana.
Bombita hopes to get that chance in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference as part of the revamped BaliPure Water Defenders.
“Ibibigay po namin ang best namin para makaabot (sa semis). Lalo pa na champion din po ang Team BaliPure so ang expectations po talaga sobrang taas so kailangan po naming pagtrabahuhan,” said Bombita, who first saw action in the Big City back in 2016 as a member of the Iriga Lady Oragons in the defunct Shakey’s V-League.
Last year Bombita played alongside players from the Navy but was unsuccessful in her campaign to bring the squad to the semis.
This time Bombita will join a young Water Defenders core.
“Actually, nakakabata siya,” she said with a laugh. “Iba yung energy sa mga kasama ko saka ang respeto rin sa bawat isa ‘yun ang importante.”
Bombita will be one of the few veterans in the squad composed mostly of players looking to prove their worth in the club scene.
BaliPure has been training for almost a month under champion coach Rommel Abella, who steered Pocari Sweat to the inaugural import-laden conference title.
And Bombita is slowly adapting to Abella’s system.
“Sa system ni coach noong una mahirap pero thankful ako sa mga coaches ko na i-correct lalo na yung basics talaga,” she said. “Sobrang tyaga talaga na baguhin position and kung paano ako pumalo, kung paano ako mag-receive ng bola kasi ang weakness ko kasi is pagri-receive ng bola. Nakikita ko na siya ng paunti-unti, nakukuha ko na ng paunti-unti.”
Bombita and the Water Defenders will be tested on Sunday against PacificTown Army.
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