LACUAA volleyball unwraps

  • Written by Ed Andaya
  • Published in Volleyball
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BUOYED  by the tremendous success of its  basketball competitions last year, the  Laguna  Colleges  Universities Athletic  Association (LACUAA) looks for a fitting  follow-up with the staging of its volleyball tournament  starting today (Jan. 13) at  the San Sebastian College-Recoletos  covered courts in Canlubang, Laguna.

Four games  -- three in the girls division and one in the boys category  -- will  usher in the weekend-only competitions to be participated in by top universities and colleges in Laguna.

Opening-day action on Jan. 13 will pit  Colegio San Agustin against

University of Perpetual Help-Biñan  at 8 a.m., followed by San Sebastian-Canlubang against  PMS at 9:45 a.m.  and  CSA against  Zion Academy at  11:30 a.m.

The lone boys division  match will see Perpetual Help-Binan  take on CSA at 1:15 p.m.

The following day (Jan. 14), it will be SSC-R against Perpetual- Biñan at 8 a.m.,  GFIS against CSA at 9:45  a.m. and PMS against CSA at 11:30 a.m.

Perpetual Help-Calamba  and  Asia Tech College-Sta. Rosa square off in the lone women’s division  action  at  1:15 p.m.
LACUAA president  Leonardo “Ding” Andres and tournament director  Eric Dimzon are expected  to grace the  opening ceremony.
Meanwhile, USA Volleyball president Doug Beal  lauded the LACUAA and its member-teams for the  coming  LACUAA volleyball competition.
“I want to congratulate and offer my best wishes to all the participants in the  LACUAA volleyball event. I  sincerely hope the event will bring out the best performance in each and every member of every team,” said Beal, a  two-time Olympic gold medalist and an inductee  to the Volleyball Hall of Fame.
Added  Beal: “The  sport we all love is growing quickly all over the world (surely in the Philippines), and much of that growth  is stimulated by the teams representing young players at the high school and college/university programs.”
“Volleyball has so many wonderful  benefits that make it a true  lifetime sport; it promotes cooperation,  teamwork, effective communication, power and team coordination. It  has been a great part of my life and brought me so many experiences all over the world; providing some of the most enduring friendships and lasting learning opportunities. I  have enjoyed great successes and many disappointing losses -- that’s part of any competitive environment.”