Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Basketball

Jho Maraguinot glad BaliPure accepted her after Perlas disbandment


BaliPure players felt surprised when the Philippine Star’s Joey Villar bared the lineup of their team for the 2022 Premier Volleyball League season. 

Of course, the Purest Water Defenders felt excited as they welcomed eight new players.

And headlining the key acquisitions of BaliPure was Jho Maraguinot.

“I was shocked sa una kasi I didn’t know the lineup until I saw it on social media,” said Sati Espritu, a mainstay of BaliPure since 2019. “I was shocked to see Jho Maraguinot sa team.

“‘Wow, we have Jho Maraguinot’, that was my first reaction.”

Maraguinot was one of the Perlas players that needed to find a home after the team took a leave of absence for the 2022 season of the league.

The 5-foot-8 open hitter ended up playing just one season with Perlas.

And for the Ateneo product, she is just glad to have a second chance with BaliPure.

2021-PNVF-Champions-League-Perlas-vs-Baguio-Jho-Maraguinot Jho Maraguinot glad BaliPure accepted her after Perlas disbandment Basketball News PVL  - philippine sports news

“It was hard for everyone for Perlas because it was so sudden. Parang na-caught off guard din kami na nawala yung Perlas pero I’m glad that BaliPure accepted me pati na yung ibang players din kasi nga, madaming teams din nawala,” the 25-year-old outside hitter said. “I’m just thankful to BaliPure for accepting us newcomers.”

BaliPure was one of the early teams that stood out during the 2021 Open Conference.

The Purest Water Defenders had a 2-1 start in the tournament, including a five-set stunner versus eventual champions Chery Tiggo Crossovers.

Though BaliPure ended with just a 3-6 slate, Maraguinot admitted it felt exciting to watch them on the court. Now, she gets to be a part of it.

#ReadMore  TNT, Gilas injury woes pile up as Erram hurts back

2021-PVL-Open-Cignal-vs-BaliPure-Gyra-Barroga-celebration Jho Maraguinot glad BaliPure accepted her after Perlas disbandment Basketball News PVL  - philippine sports news

“Most of them first time ko makakasama pero nakita ko last PVL na sobrang fun nila maging teammates.

Also joining Maraguinot in BaliPure are Jamie Lavitoria, Alyssa Eroa, Janine Marciano, Julia Ipac, Rafril Aguilar, Patty Orendain, and Marian Buitre.

Definitely, a far better team on paper than last season’s squad.

Once cleared to train, Maraguinot can’t wait to play alongside them.

“Actually nung sinabi sa akin yung teammates ko, nagulat ako. I think malaki yung potential namin this season. Ako, nae-excite ako just seeing the names,” she said.

“I think magiging masaya every game kasi yun yung identity nila last season.”

Written By


You May Also Like

News

Chery Tiggo tapped Clarence Esteban to replace Aaron Velez as head coach of the Crossovers for the rest of the 2022 Premier Volleyball League...

News

Myla Pablo had no regrets following Petro Gazz’s Game Two loss to Creamline in the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference finals. After all,...

News

Heartbreaking. That’s how Chery Tiggo head coach Aaron Velez described the team’s 2022 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference campaign. “It’s very heartbreaking, to be...

News

F2 Logistics had high hopes entering the 2022 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference. After topping the inaugural PNVF Champions League late last year, the...

News

Despite missing the finals, Cignal head coach Shaq Delos Santos is confident that the HD Spikers are on the right track following their medal...

News

Deanna Wong has always been grateful to her fans. Always accomodating, the 23-year-old playmaker never forgets to accommodate her fans, taking pictures, signing autographs,...

News

No other setter has hoisted the Premier Volleyball League Best Setter hardware after Jia De Guzman took home the last six dating back to...

News

After losing to Chery Tiggo in last conference’s finals, Jema Galanza made a promise to the rest of the Creamline Cool Smashers. Galanza, 2019...

Advertisement