Adamson rules 78th UAAP volleyball kickoff quiz contest

Mark Escarlote on Jan 16, 2016 06:59 PM
Adamson rules 78th UAAP volleyball kickoff quiz contest
Adamson ruled the Volley Friends All-Out Quiz Noon.

UAAP volleyball season is just around the corner.    

And what better way to kickoff the much-anticipated Season 78 but to gather the brightest current and former stars of the eight participating schools. 

Players, fans and members of the media enjoyed a fun and competitive day with the Volley Friends All-Out Quiz Noon co-organized by PLDT HOME Ultera Saturday at Buffalo Wild Wings in Capitol Commons, Pasig City.

The participating teams clashed in a six-round quiz that tackled questions about general knowledge, Filipino families, Philippine cinema, Pinoy love teams, internet sensations and, of course, volleyball.

In the end it was the Adamson led by Mylene Paat, Jessica Gallanza and former Queen Lady Falcons Lizlee Gata-Pantone, Mayette Zapanta and Gela Benting that ruled the competition in a thrilling tiebreaker to edge Ateneo de Manila composed of back-to-back Most Valuable Player Alyssa Valdez, Bea de Leon and former Lady Eagles Ella de Jesus and Jem Ferrer.

UST finished third tied with Far Eastern University followed by La Salle, University of the Philippines, National University and University of the East.  

Former UST stars Angge Tabaquero, JP Torres and Mark Alfafara teamed up with current Tigresses skipper EJ Laure and third year middle blocker Ria Meneses.

Ara Galang, College of St. Benilde standout John Vic de Guzman and ex-Lady Spiker Chie Saet was also present.

Representing University of the Philippines was last year’s best blocker Kathy Bersola, while Mary Palma, Bernadeth Pons, Rachel Anne Daquis and Tin Agno came for the UAAP’s winningest women’s team the Far Eastern University.

Former star Sue Roces came for UE while NU was represented by former libero Jen Reyes, Mervic Mangui, Peter Torres and Vince Mangulabnan.




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