UAAP Season 81: Ateneo starts redemption campaign
Mark Escarlote on Feb 16, 2019 09:08 PM
Antony Koyfman will make his return to Ateneo de Manila University on Sunday. (File photo)
Ateneo de Manila University starts its journey to reclaim the throne when the Blue Eagles clash with De La Salle University on Sunday in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Game time is at 10:00 a.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream.
The former three-time champions Blue Eagles will march into battle in post-Marck Espejo and Ish Polvoroza era. Ateneo may have lost its two key players last season but the Katipunan-based squad will see the return of Season 79 Finals Most Valuable Player 6-foot-8 Antony Koyfman, who skipped last year’s action due to academic problems.
Also returning for the Timmy Sto. Tomas-mentored squad are hitters Ron Medalla, Ishmael Rivera, Gian Glorioso and Chumason Njigha.
Back to lead the charge for the Green Spikers are veterans Geraint Bacon and Cris Dumago under new coach Arnold Laniog, who replaced Norman Miguel.
Meanwhile, Adamson University and University of Sto. Tomas faceoff at 8:00 a.m.
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