Ateneo faces UST in volleyball exhibition in Bacolod

Ateneo celebrates a point against Akari during their exhibition match Sunday night at USLS Coliseum in Bacolod City. –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/GRID Athletic Sports

MANILA, Philippines — University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo will clash in a volleyball exhibition game on October 9 at USLS Coliseum as part of Bacolod’s Masskara Festival celebration.

After successfully hosting Ateneo’s friendly match against the Premier Volleyball League club Akari, former Blue Eagle Bea Tan, who is now the organizer of GRID Athletic Sports, said they will host another exhibition between two UAAP schools next month.

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“Everyone is very excited to see two UAAP teams to headline the event for the Masskara festival this October,” said Tan. 

The Tigresses and Blue Eagles clash for the first time since their Season 84 step-ladder semis last June when the No.4 seed Ateneo eliminated third placer UST. 

The two squads also met in the epic UAAP women’s volleyball championship showdown in May 2019, where Ateneo captured the crown in  Game 3.