Bagunas, former NU teammates reunite in club league
Mark Escarlote on Jul 20, 2020 05:48 PM
Bryan Bagunas (center) looks forward to teaming up with former National University colleagues in the commercial league. (Arvin Lim)
Bryan Bagunas could be looking at a reunion with former National University teammates in the Spikers’ Turf.
The 2019 Southeast Asian Games silver medalist, who re-signed with Go for Gold three weeks ago, bared that the although not yet cast in stone, the organization is looking to bring in former Bulldogs to back him up.
“Bale magtatayo na ata ng sariling Go for Gold team. Kasama pa rin ang Air Force pero siyempre iilang players na lang meron sa Air Force pero di pa finalized 'yun,” Bagunas told ABS-CBN Sports. “Parang bubuuin ulit kaming NU, parang ganun.”
Bagunas last played with Philippine Air Force in the 2019 Reinforced Conference where the Jet Spikers finished runners-up to Cignal. He skipped the season-ending Open Conference to play in the Japan V. League club Oita Miyoshi Weiss Adler.
The Balayan, Batangas pride will only suit up for Go for Gold if his schedule permits as he is set to return to Japan for another season with the Weiss Adler.
Bagunas’ former National University teammate and national team libero Ricky Marcos welcomes the possibility of playing alongside the UAAP Season 81 Most Valuable Player and other Bulldogs alumni Francis Saura, Kim Malabunga and Fauzi Ismail.
“Bakit hindi, di ba? Doon na ako sa matagal ko nang nakakasama po sa loob ng court, sila kuya Bryan,” Marcos said.
Marcos played for the Sta. Elena-backed NU in the Open Conference. He was named Best Libero in the same tournament where the Bulldogs finished third.
The Spikers’ Turf along with the Premier Volleyball League and Philippine Superliga are awaiting the go-signal from the government to resume activities amid the health crisis.
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