Army leads crack field in Shakey’s V-L Open
Some of the finest players that the past decade has seen in the Shakey’s V-League will be in the limelight anew in the Open Conference starting Aug. 18 at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
Philippine Army headlines a formidable field with a star-studded roster that includes Nene Bautista, MJ Balse, Michelle Carolino and Rachel Anne Daquis, who bagged Finals Most Valuable Player honors when the Lady Troopers captured the title two years ago.
Easily the team to beat, Army also has veterans in Patricia SIatan-Torres, Genie Sabas, Joanne Buñag, Marietta Carolino, Jacqueline Alarca, Cristina Salak, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Dahlia Cruz, Angela Nuñag and Ma. Therea Iratay.
Smart-Maynilad is expected to give Army a run for the title won last year by Sandugo, while Cagayan Province and Meralco all loom as darkhorses in the season-ending tournament.
Air Force, Navy, Philippine National Police and Far Eastern U are also hoping to make their presence felt in the tournament.
Previous finals MVPs will also be in action, including Maureen Penetrante-Ouano (Meralco), Rhea Dimaculangan (Air Force), Ferrer and De los Santos.
Smart will have a squad powered by current and former Ateneo stars in Alyssa Valdez, Sue Roces and Charo Soriano, who are joining forces with University of Santo Tomas’ Maru Banaticla and La Salle ace libero Melissa Gohing.
Cagayan Province, which finished runner-up last year, hopes for a triumphant ending this time with a team built around UST aces Aiza Maizo and Angeli Tabaquero
Penetrante-Ouano will be at the forefront of Meralco’s bid.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94