Philippine Super Liga Opening Day at Philsports Arena (Ultra)

DSC04142Everybody has a first time and this time around it is my first time to watch a live volleyball league ever in my life. I once love this sport, back in high school I tried out to become a varsity player for 3 straight years that I never made the team that’s why in my senior year I quit and try my luck in basketball and here I found myself playing with my heads high with the basketball varsity team.

I became the king of boards and shot blocks during my high school year, I am lucky because that year they opened up a inter-high school basketball tournament and I really enjoyed playing hoops the whole year then it is a plus to represent our school in PRISAA Meets and the like. I continued playing basketball in college up to this day. Enough of my sport history, I just want to let you know my readers that somehow I do have a knowledge about this sport and frustrations still haunts me down.

Anyways, just like I said there is always the first time and this time around it is my first time to see amateur to becoming a professional Filipino lady spikers / volleyball players face to face and enjoying the game. Of course, not to mention, following your favorites, crushes and fave team.

With a free ticket from a colleague, a dear friend and fellow blogger and also a full blooded Ilocano he invited me to witness alongside with him the opening of one sought out future PBA of volleyball league here in the Philippines. This is no other than the opening day of Philippine Super Liga.

PSL Gallery TicketsPhoto grabbed from Mars Cacaho’s Instagram

The Philippine Super Liga volleyball tournament is the first commercial women’s volleyball league that not only strives to give former college athletes a platform to showcase their talent, but also a venue to maintain the rising popularity of the sport nationwide.

Organized by SportsCore in partnership with Solar Sports, Super Liga will have six teams – PCSO, Petron, PLDT, Cignal, Army-Taguig, and Cagayan Valley – in its initial run.

The Opening Ceremony

Notable players who will participate in the tournament include: Michelle Gumabao, Jacqueline Alarca , and Stephanie Mercado from DLSU; Maica Morada from FEU; Mary Jean Balse, Ma. Angeli Tabaquero, and Venus Bernal from UST; Lou Ann Latigay from San Sebastian, and Gretchen Ho and Fille Cainglet from ADMU.

Gretchen HoTeam Petron Blaze Spikers Maizo #8, Cainglet #4 and Gretchen Ho #3
Stephanie Mercado and Michelle Gumabao
Former DLSU’s Stephanie Mercado #4 and Michelle Gumabao #11 for Team Bingo-Milyonaryo Puffins
Team Bingo Milyonaryo PuffinsTeam Bingo Milyonaryo Puffins
Team PLDT MyDSL Speed BoostersTeam PLDT MyDSL Speed Boosters
Team PA, Cignal and PCSOTMS-Philippine Army Lady Troopers, Team Cignal HD Spikers and Team PLDT MyDSL Speed Boosters

The tournament will run from July 7 to 28 with all six teams going through a single-round robin eliminations before entering the playoffs.

The games of the Philippine Super Liga are to be aired on cable channel Solar Sports.

PSL Match 1 Warm UpMatch 1 of the opening day. Team Cignal versus Team Petron Blaze Spikers

Team Cignal sweep Team Petron Blaze in a 3-o win while Team PLDT MyDSL used their speed against the tallest Team Bingo-Milyonaryo to win 3-1 set.

For more pictures click here

I would like to thank Mars Cacacho for the free ticket, to the PSL Committee for making this a memorable one for me. I am sure to watch future games and blog about it in the future. I will not miss this history in Philippine Volleyball league.

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About Kalongkong Hiker

I am Paolo Mercado for 20 years I've been riding a bike, walking a lot and running a lot. I am Kalongkong Hiker, a trail runner, mountaineer and a biker that can also write a blog of my travels, adventures and places that I visited through walking, running and biking. I write to encourage others to stay healthy and fit. #KeepOnRunning #ShareTheRoad #KalongkongHiker
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One Response to Philippine Super Liga Opening Day at Philsports Arena (Ultra)

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