Abanse Negrense spikers off to national tourney

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL. Abanse Negrense/VANI pay a courtesy visit to Governor Eugenio 'Bong' Lacson (center) on Friday. The team is composed of (l-r) team consultant Janus Dumaran, Coach Jason Delmo, players Erjane Magdato, Alexa Polidario, Jennifer Cosas, Gelinae Villanueva, and VANI president and PNVF director Carmela Arcolas-Gamboa. Also in photo are (from right) Provincial Administrator layer Rey Diaz and Sports Coordinator Anthony Carlo Agustin. (Jerome Galunan Jr. Photo)

THE Abanse Negrense Spikers will fly to Subic Tuesday, February 23, 2021, to compete for the Philippine Super Liga (PSL) Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup 2021 at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Administration, Zambales.

This is the first official volleyball tournament that will be played since the lockdown in March 2020

The Jason Delmo-mentored Abanse Negrense/Volleyball Association of Negros Island, Inc. is composed of former University of Negros Occidental Recoletos standouts Erjane Magdato, Alexa Polidario, Jennifer Cosas, and Gelinae Villanueva. Also on the team are Volleyball Association of Negros Island president and Philippine National Volleyball Federation director Carmela Arcolas-Gamboa and team consultant Janus Dumaran.

Governor Eugenio "Bong" Lacson, during the team's courtesy visit on Friday, told players to carry the Negrense colors with great pride in this tournament.

"It is also important that the Negros Team will be the 'most sportsmanlike' team in the tournament," Lacson said. "I expect both the Negros teams will face each other in the finals."

Meanwhile, Provincial Sports Coordinator Anthony Carlo Agustin told players to play their best and bring home the trophy if possible.

The team leaves Tuesday and is expected to return on March 1.


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