PVL: Madayag, Gaston to skip Lady Eagles-Cool Smashers clash
Mark Escarlote on Oct 21, 2018 12:36 PM
Maddie Madayag, Ponggay Gaston and Kat Tolentino are doubtful to play in the much-anticipated showdown between Ateneo-Motolite and Creamline.
Ateneo-Motolite will miss the services of some key players Sunday in the Lady Eagles’ marquee match against Creamline at the end of the first round of eliminations at the Baliwag Star Arena.
Graduating players Maddie Madayag, Ponggay Gaston and Kat Tolentino are doubtful to play in the much-anticipated showdown of the Lady Eagles and the Cool Smashers where the hold of the lead is at stake following the trio’s required school activity.
Ateneo volleyball program official Sherwin Malonzo told ABS-CBN Sports that the three players left for their community immersion Friday night as part of their academic requirements.
“Itong weekend sila nag-immersion pero alam ko pauwi na sila,” he said. “Yung immersion kasi part talaga yan ng school activity ng mga graduating (sa academics). Naka-schedule talaga yan.”
Malonzo added that while Madayag and Gaston won’t be joining the team in the out of town game, Tolentino might still be able to make it in Bulacan.
“Ang sabi ng mga coaches baka makarating si Kat pero baka di na rin palaruin,” he said.
Ateneo-Motolite and Creamline are on a three-way tie at the top spot together with BanKo, sporting 5-1 win-loss slates.
The Lady Eagles are on a three-game winning tear and will take on the Cool Smashers, who are hoping to win six in a row, bannered by former Queen Eagle Alyssa Valdez and another Ateneo product setter Jia Morado.
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