Imports spice up Premier V League action

Published May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

by Kristel Satumbaga

Alyssa Valdez can’t wait to get back to the finals with defending champion Creamline. Beside her during yesterday’s PSA Forum, Banko Perlas’ Dzi Gervacio can’t wait to get there as well.

The road towards their goal opens Sunday.

Expect a variety of imports inside and outside of Asia to steer the teams competing in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference, which fires off at The Arena in San Juan City.

Philippine volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez of Creamline, 2nd left, and Banko Perlas’ Dzi Gervacio, 2nd right, grace the PSA Forum with Premiere Volleyball League president Ricky Palou, left, and tournament director Tonyboy Liao. (MB photo | Rio Leonelle Deluvio)
Philippine volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez of Creamline, 2nd left, and Banko Perlas’ Dzi Gervacio, 2nd right, grace the PSA Forum with Premiere Volleyball League president Ricky Palou, left, and tournament director Tonyboy Liao. (MB photo | Rio Leonelle Deluvio)

Thai outside hitter Kuttika Kaewpin returns for Creamline along with Venezuelan middle blocker Aleoscar Blanco as the Cool Smashers bid to retain the crown against five other squads.

BaliPure will have Montenegro’s Danijela Dzakovic and Slovakia’s Alexandra Vajdova, BPI-BanKo Perlas will play with American hitter Lakia Bright and Turkey’s Yasemin Yildirim, Motolite has Cuban Gyselle Franco and Bosnian Edina Selimovic, PetroGazz has United States’ Janisa Johnson and Cuba’s Wilma Salas, and Pacifictown Army has Ukrainian Olena Lymareva and American Jenelle Jordan.

Sports Vision president Ricky Palou and tournament director Tonyboy Liao said their International Transfer Certificates (ITC) will arrive this week, making this conference more competitive.

 
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