CREAMLINE has reactivated Michele Gumabao and acquired rookie Lorie Bernardo to shore up its roster for the Premier Volleyball League Invitational Conference set on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Arena.
Ms. Gumabao, an opposite hitter, returns to her old team after trying her luck in politics while Ms. Bernardo is a middle blocker who played for the University of the Philippines team that finished sixth in this year’s UAAP.
Ms. Gumabao last played in pro league’s Open Conference last year in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte where Creamline finished second behind eventual winner, a Jaja Santiago-powered Chery Tiggo.
The two new additions further strengthened the already formidable Sherwin Meneses-mentored Creamline crew that reigned supreme in the Open Conference last May.
The two will join the Cool Smashers that already have reigning MVP Tots Carlos, skipper and the face of Philippine volleyball Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado, Jema Galanza and Jeanette Panaga.
Creamline tackles this year’s Open third-placer Cignal on July 12. — Joey Villar