Creamline adds Gumabao, Gohing to powerhouse squad
LOOKS like Creamline is pulling out all the stops in its bid to finally win its first title in the coming 2018 Premier Volleyball League.
Already with arguably the best local spikers in the country in Alyssa Valdez and Risa Sato in its fold Creamline added Michele Gumabao and Melissa Gohing its powerhouse lineup.
Both are defensive aces who will complement the sheer offense provided by Valdez and Sato. Gumabao is a stonewall at the net as middle blocker while Gohing mops the floor with her dynamic defense as libero.
The two were teammates at De La Salle University. Gumabao led De La Salle to three UAAP championships. He was a two-time Best Blocker winner and then won the Finals Most Valuable Player in Season 75 before giving up her last playing year the following season.
Gohing won the UAAP Season 71 Rookie of the Year award and eventually collected four titles with De La Salle.
Gumabao played in the PVL for Pocari Sweat. She bolted the squad to play for Cocolife in the Philippine Super Liga. She returns to Sports Vision-organized volleyball league after a year’s absence.
Gohing played with Gumabao in the PSL in 2015. They left Generika Lifesavers to transfer to the Federated Distributors Inc. team Philips Gold Lady Slammers.
They teamed up to power the Lady Slammers to a bronze medal finish in the All-Filipino and Grand Prix before the club transferred to the PVL then-called the V-League.
The squad was renamed Pocari Sweat. With Gumabao, Gohing and Myla Pablo the team won the Open Conference and Reinforced Conference by beating the Philippine Air Force squad and the Bureau of Customs team.
Creamline on the other, also with veteran setter Jia Morado, placed third in the PVL’s Reinforced and Open conferences.
The team obviously wants to take the next step and win a PVL crown with their new additions.
The league opens its 2018 season in April.