THE much-anticipated match between Ateneo Lady Eagles and Banko Perlas kicks off today, August 25, 2018 at the Philippine Science High School-Western Visayas covered gym.
“All are set for the staging of this exciting volleyball match. All fans can’t wait to witness their idols hitting the ball inside the hard court,” said organizer Ruding Villaruz.
The exhibition game, which is one of the side events of the Iloilo City’s Charter Day celebration, features veteran volleybelles from both teams.
Ilonggo fans will also have a glimpse of what to in the upcoming University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 8 with both teams seeing action in the collegiate tournament.
“I’m sure we will really enjoy the match. We keep on waiting for this game to happen here and I hope fans will welcome our visitors with Ilonggo hospitality,” shared Ateneo fan Rotsen Grace Babao.
The Lady Eagles include Bea De leon, Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag, Ponggay Gaston, setter Deanna Wong and Dani Ravena of Iloilo. Their new coach Oliver Almandro will mentor them.
Banko Perlas superstar Nicole Tiamzon assured fans of a good game today.
Aside from the exhibition game, Almandro and the Lady Eagles will hold a volleyball clinic also on Aug. 25. The morning clinic will also scout and identify Ilongga prospects.
The Daily Guardian is the official print media partner of Ateneo-Banko Perlas game.