Former La Salle Lady Spikers and Daquis headline fantasy match in Boracay

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 18, 2016 08:17 AM
Former Lady Spikers and Daquis banner Boracay fantasy match
Sponsored by Nestea, high-caliber players like Rachel Anne Daquis, Cha Cruz, Michelle Gumabao, Melissa Gohing, Aby Marano, Ella De Jesus and Shiela Pineda will make up two teams and square off at the beach on April 29-30.

Summer is about to get more intense as the top volleyball players in the country headline the 2nd Fantasy Volleyball Match in Boracay next month.

Sponsored by Nestea, high-caliber players like Rachel Anne Daquis, Cha Cruz, Michelle Gumabao, Melissa Gohing, Aby Marano, Ella De Jesus and Shiela Pineda will make up two teams and square off at the beach on April 29-30.

Daquis, arguably still the face of volleyball in the Philippines, will lead Team Plunge in Boracay where she will be joined by best friend Aby Marano, Army teammate Jovelyn Gonzaga and Melissa Gohin.

They will battle Team Chillax led by former La Salle captain and two-time UAAP Finals MVP Cha Cruz.

Michele Gumabao, another former UAAP Finals MVP, Ella De Jesus, and former UAAP beach volleyball MVP Shiela Pineda make the rest of Team Chillax.

Also happening in Boracay that week is a two-day volleyball clinic for the local youth starting April 26. The 19th NESTEA Beach Volleyball tournament then kicks off on the 28th that will feature intercollegiate teams.

"I'm very happy to be part of it, especially we are able to play the sport that we love not only for fun but also for a cause," Cruz said.

A bigger advocacy meanwhile is the Love the Beach campaign that takes the lead in preserving Boracay's shores through responsible tourism and various activities to keep the island clean.

"I had so much fun last year so I'm excited to repeat everything now and seeing that there is going to be a cleanup, it's going to be much more fulfilling," Gumabao added. "It's also a good way for us to interact withg everybody who wants to watch beach volleyball."

Aside from the Fantasy match players, the top collegiate teams will also be invited to play in the 19th edition of the intercollegiate tournament.

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