23 August 2012

Subic stages 1st NCAA beach volley match

MANILA - The NCAA resumes its outreach program in Season 88 as it holds its first out-of-town beach volley tournament in Subic Bay, Zambales this Sunday.

NCAA Management Committee chair Fr. Vic Calvo, OP, of host Letran and tournament host Paul Supan of Letran have already made the out-of-town game official by signing a Memorandum of Agreement with Subic Bay deputy administrator Raul Marcelo recently.

The Subic joust comes on the heels of the NCAA’s successful hosting of its first out-of-town basketball tournament in Sta. Cruz, Laguna last month.

A total of 30 games will be played on Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m. while 40 games are set Monday beginning at 7:30 a.m.

After a four-day break, beach volley action resumes on Aug. 31 with 30 matches, Sept. 1 with 32 games and Sept. 2 when all the playoff and championship games in all three divisions – men’s, women’s and boys – will be held.

Focus will be on the Perpetual Help spikers, who topped the women’s division and finished second in both men’s and boys category to emerge last year’s most successful team in the sport.

The Lady Altas kick off their bid against the Lady Cardinals at 11:30 a.m. while the Arellano U-Jose Rizal and Emilio Aguinaldo-Jose Rizal men’s and boys’ duels, respectively, will be played on two of the three courts being put up for the event.

“It’s all system’s go for NCAA beach volleyball in Subic and that is another first for the league,” said Supan, who will be assisted by other Mancom members, including Arellano U’s Peter Cayco. (The Philippine Star)