UAAP Season 82: UAAP volleyball players react to Season 82 cancellation
Mark Escarlote on Apr 08, 2020 03:02 PM
Here are some of the reactions of UAAP volleyball stars on the cancellation of Season 82.
The UAAP cancelled the rest of Season 82 including the centerpiece volleyball competition amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Tuesday.
The crowd-drawing second semester sporting event ran for only a week or a total of four playdates since its delayed opening last March 3.
Some teams played for two games while De La Salle University and Adamson University only had one outing each before the UAAP suspended all events with an intention resuming action by May.
But with the COVID-positive cases still on the rise and the death toll already reaching more than a hundred, the government extended the enhanced community quarantine to April 30.
Although the decision of the UAAP Board to scrap the season was for the safety and welfare of everyone saying that ‘the conditions for the resumption of UAAP Season 82 can no longer be met’, players and fans couldn’t help but feel disappointed.
Here are some of the reactions of volleyball stars on the cancellation of the season.
University of Sto. Tomas sophomore Eya Laure's Twitter post perfectly summed up the collective feelings of all UAAP volleyball players and fans upon hearing the heartbreaking news.
me rn: pic.twitter.com/waGSmGFzz4— Eya Laure (@eyalaureee) April 7, 2020
till our next season https://t.co/g3tPkSOMPt— Eya Laure (@eyalaureee) April 7, 2020
It was a devastating news for Tigresses EJ Laure, who only played two games in her return stint after missing two straight seasons because of a shoulder injury.
Haaayss... sakit sa heart ????— Ej Laure (@ennajielauree) April 7, 2020
Ateneo de Manila University rookie Faith Nisperos was looking forward for a better season next year.
Stay safe & see you soon. ???? pic.twitter.com/WaBvEvWVhW— Faith Mallonga Nisperos (@faith_nisperos) April 7, 2020
It was truly a sad day for Lady Eagles libero Dani Ravena.
Its a sad sad day :(— Dani Ravena (@ravenadani) April 7, 2020
Kat Tolentino bid farewell to the blue and white.
National University senior Risa Sato, who returned to action after missing last year's edition for her swan song, bid adieu to the UAAP.
Sayonara UAAP seasons 82— Risa Sato (@risajun_61) April 7, 2020
Senior Mean Mendrez of University of the East also took a final bow.
A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever. Waah ???? Thank you UAAP Season 82 ?? https://t.co/JITMOWNorj— Mean Mendrez (@meanmendrez) April 7, 2020
Adamson University rookie setter Louie Romero was looking forward to Season 83 and the return of injured teammates Chiara Permentilla and Lucille Almonte.
National men's volleyball team member and graduating NU libero Ricky Marcos described the pain of learning that the season has ended.
Mas masakit pa sa break-up ganurn wasak sabogssszzz ???????????????????????? https://t.co/BH4j7J2JQY— Ricky Marcos ???????? (@marcos_ricky03) April 7, 2020
Blue Eagles star Ron Medalla was still thankful for a good season albeit cut short.