Lady Spikers unite in fight vs virus


    DIFFERENT generations. One message. One fight.

    Former standouts of multi-titled La Salle women’s volleyball team showed their support to the country’s fight against COVID-19 last Monday by posting a Facebook video where they aimed their virtual arrows against the invisible enemy.

    “We, the Lady Spikers, are once again united to aim our arrows in unity to fight this pandemic,” the team said in a statement.

    “As one team, we fully support all our frontliners who are fighting the battle for all of us.”

    With Season 71 MVP and La Salle great Manilla Santos-Ng assembling the video, the Lady Spikers showed that they are one with the nation as it deals with the health crisis.

    Aside from Santos-Ng, fellow former MVPs in Iris Ortega-Patrona (Season 62), Desiree Hernandez (Seasons 66 and 68), Aby Maraño (Seasons 74 and 75), Ara Galang (Season 75), and Majoy Baron (Season 79) led the cause.

    Also paying tribute to the frontliners were former finals MVPs Michele Gumabao (Season 75), Kim Dy (Season 78), Desiree Cheng (Season 79) and Dawn Macandili (Season 80); former Rookies of the Year Joanne Siy (Season 72) and Melissa Gohing (Season 71); Season 62 Best Spiker Ivy Remulla; Best Setters Chie Saet (Seasons 67 and 68) and Kim Fajardo (Seasons 76, 78, and 79); and three-time Best Libero and Season 67 Best Digger Sher Penano.

    Completing the cast were Michelle Datuin, Michelle Madarang, Soleil Yap, Kim Lee, Vanessa Yance, Sally Macasaet, Demelle Chua, Kat Gumabao, Miakka Lim, Stephanie Mercado, Cyd Demecillo, May Luna, Gyra Barroga, Arriane Layug, Mika Reyes, and twins Camille and Cienne Cruz.

    The Lady Spikers called on the nation to join hands as one team in this battle.

    “Let us unite in prayer and help in any way we can to support our frontliners and our countrymen.”

    La Salle failed to complete a ‘four-peat’ last year and was raring to reclaim the crown this season until the 82nd UAAP women’s volleyball tournament was terminated last April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.