PVL: Adamson, Ateneo, DLSU, FEU squads hold unexpected reunions in Tuguegarao
ABS-CBN Sports on May 14, 2018 11:23 AM
What are the odds? (Photos from UpFront at the UAAP via Instagram @upfront_official)
The Philippine volleyball community really is just one tight-knit family.
If you need any proof of that claim, just witness the unplanned, yet awesome impromptu reunion that took place after the Premier Volleyball League On Tour in Tuguegarao during the Mother’s Day weekend.
After finishing the two-day slugfest away from Manila (in one of the hottest places in the country, right smack in the middle of summer, no less) the volleybelles found a piece of home in each other.
Out of the four teams who travelled to the capital of Cagayan, there were three groups that were able to represent their UAAP squads, while having time to catch up before they head back to the city.
The Adamson Lady Falcons were well-represented by San Marcelino legends Amanda Villanueva, Lizlee Ann Gata-Pantone, and Pau Soriano, as well as fresh grads Jema Galanza, Fhen Emnas, Joy Dacoron, and Jellie Tempiatura. Too bad Coach Airess Padda wasn’t in attendace.
Meanwhile, the Ateneo squad is just a nice mixture of past players, coaches, managers and personalities that underline their presence in the sport. And yes, coaches Roger Gorayeb (Now with PayMaya) and Tai Bundit (Creamline) are still going strong.
The DLSU Lady Spikers group, made up by a small but potent trio of Michele Gumabao, Melissa Gohing, and Ivy Remulla, are now all members of the Creamline Cool Smashers, and are look to bring their winning tradition to the hot pink squad.
Although wearing different uniforms, members of the UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball runner-ups FEU Lady Tamaraws met together in Cagayan for their match.
Different colors but we still have the same hearts. 💚💛 pic.twitter.com/JD7K0WB8Vs— Czarina Grace Carandang 🖤 (@cgcarandang14) May 13, 2018
PayMaya's Jerrili Malabanan, Gel Cayuna, Czarina Carandang, and Ced Domingo, along with Creamline's Kyla Atienza reunited once again, posing in front of the cameras.
Carandang inserted a message, signifying that once you are collegiate teammates, that bond lasts forever. "Different colors but we still have the same hearts. 💚💛," she said.
While most of the players who took the challenge of spreading volleyball sacrificed some time to miss Mother’s Day, they were still able to celebrate another kind of togetherness.