Soltones, Malabanan return to PVL, join PetroGazz

After more than a year of playing for PLDT Home Fibr in the rival league, Gretchel Soltones and Jerilli Malabanan are set to return to Premier Volleyball League (PVL).

Soltones and Malabanan will be suiting up for PetroGazz together with Ivy Perez for the 2020 season as the Angels officially introduced them on Thursday morning via their social media pages.

The three recruits are tipped to debut for PetroGazz in the 2020 PVL Reinforced Conference.

Coming off a fruitful 2019 campaign where they won the import-laden conference powered by Wilma Salas and Janisa Johnson, the Angels are leaving no stones unturned in their title defense bid with the acquisition of the former PSL players.

Soltones and Malabanan were both part of the BaliPure Purest Water Defenders who took home the gold medal of the 2017 PVL Open Conference.

The two wing spikers then followed coach Roger Gorayeb to Philippine SuperLiga (PSL) late 2018 to play for PLDT Home Fibr.

Perez, meanwhile, is a three-time PSL champion.

The lefty setter was part of the Petron squad that swept the 2015 PSL All Filipino Conference before transferring to back-to-back Grand Prix champs Foton, where she stayed until 2019.