first_imgRombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race PLAY LIST 01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division MOST READ Soldier-athlete Jovelyn Gonzaga. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Jovelyn Gonzaga had been away from the sport of volleyball for nearly two years but that absence didn’t diminish her confidence in her team in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.The 27-year-old opposite spiker was regarded as the best in her position before she tore her anterior cruciate ligament in late 2017, and in her return, she is still eager to prove that the Philippines Army Lady Troopers still have that mystique.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Up-and-coming Ciccone delivers at maiden Tour de France Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Benefits of township living Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’ve gotten used here in the Philippine Army that we always go to the latter stages of tournaments, and we really expected that we will always play great volleyball,” said Gonzaga, who also plays for Cignal in the Philippine Super Liga, in Filipino Wednesday.“We win championships, and in turn, we get promoted to higher ranks.”AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBut the Lady Troopers are in danger of finishing in fourth place after a 25-27, 10-25, 27-25, 26-24, 16-14 heartbreak to BanKo Perlas in Game 1 of the bronze medal series, where they lost a 2-0 set lead.“Right now I’m hurt and I really can’t think straight because I really regret the loss,” said Gonzaga, who had six points for the Lady Troopers. “My mindset is always to give my team the help it needs and I know I have to step up for our next game.” Gonzaga, who is a corporal in the Philippine Army, has won four MVPs in her club career—two each from the PVL and PSL.Game 2 of the battle for bronze is on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more