MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo Lady Eagles welcomed their first round of international training in Thailand with a friendly tune-up victory against the Supreme Volleyball Club on Tuesday, December 13.
Head coach Tai Bundit’s squad flew to Bangkok last Monday, where they are expected to face various Thai club teams in preparation for the UAAP Season 79 Women’s Volleyball tournament on February.
In their first face-to-face with the Thais, the Lady Eagles managed to notch a friendly victory against the Supreme Volleyball Club, winning 4 sets out of 6 as reported by the Ateneo Lady Eagles page on Twitter.
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Lady Eagles won 4 out of 6 sets on their friendly match against Supreme Volleyball Club © pic.twitter.com/l8saR3we3q
In their first face-to-face with the Thais, the Lady Eagles managed to notch a friendly victory against the Supreme Volleyball Club, winning 4 sets out of 6.
The Katipunan army, which will be led by veterans Jia Morado, Bea De Leon and Jho Maraguinot, looks to reclaim the championship for the blue and white after being dethroned this year by the DLSU Lady Spikers.
Season 79 likewise appears to be a year of comeback for the Lady Eagles as Maddie Madayag, Michelle Morente, Kat Tolentino and Ana Gopico all joined in the 10-day training camp after missing the previous season due to injuries and academic issues.
Fans can also anticipate the arrival of rookie Jules Samonte from De La Salle-Zobel and ex-Adamson mentor Sherwin Meneses, who will officially take his seat as assistant coach to Bundit.
The Lady Eagles will fly back home on December 22 in time for the holidays, but will resume right after the new year kicks in as they are expected to head to Japan for their January 2-14 camp.
Meanwhile, defending champs Ateneo Men’s Volleyball Team will look to add another crown for Katipunan as they also booked a flight to Thailand from January 3 to 14 for their own boot camp. – Rappler.com
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