Petro Gazz bolstered their arsenal for the upcoming 2022 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference by locking in Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, MJ Phillips, and Bang Pineda.

/ 13 January 2022

The Angels announced the development of the former Lady Realtors on its social media Wednesday night, along with fresh acquisitions Yeye Gabarda, Mariella Gabarda, and Nicole Tiamzon.

“Established names in the industry, Aiza Maizo, Mj Phillips, and Bang Pineda all Gazzed up to give us exciting games ahead!! Who’s ready?! #Refueled2022,” the club team wrote in its announcement.

The trio all came from the Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors, however, the team decided to take a leave of absence from the volleyball pro league.

Fil-American Phillips who played multiple positions as an opposite hitter, outside hitter, and middle blocker for the Lady Realtors, will be competing for a new squad for the first time.

Opposite spiker Pontillas, who became a member of the national team that won bronze in the 2019 ASEAN Grand Prix, will be playing for a new team for the third time in seven years after a five-year stay with the defunct Petron and a short stay with Sta. Lucia last season.

The two will boost the offense of the team as the hard-hitting pair team up with holdovers Myla Pablo and Grethcel Soltones as well as newcomer Nicole Tiamzon and returning hitter Jonah Sabete.

Meanwhile, defensive specialist Pineda, who will be donning a new jersey for the eighth time in nine years will be filling the role left by Best Libero Kath Arado alongside returning libero Cienne Cruz.

Aside from the new recruits, the Angels are also welcoming the return of Cienne Cruz, Djanel Cheng, and Sabete.