The Ateneo Lady Eagles notched their 12th straight win in the UAAP Season 77 Women's Volleyball on Wednesday at the expense of the rejuvenated UST Tigresses via 3 sets: 18-25 22-25 22-25. But it seems that they won't be having spare time to enjoy Valentine's Day with their loved ones due to the so called "3 games in 8 days" stretch that they will be going through.
They have just scratched the surface of a what could be toughest stretch of games in the UAAP Season. Due to that demanding schedule starting on February 15, the Lady Eagles could be in a cold Valentine's Day wherein they will have to preoccupy themselves with training modules and routines instead of spending quality time with their significant others.
In fact, the courtside reporter of Ateneo, Miss Laura Lehmann already knows the plans and itinerary of the Lady Eagles of Valentine's Day.
Here's what she shared on ABS-CBN website: http://sports.abs-cbn.com/volleyball/news/lady-eagle-type-valentines
"Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and many of us are expecting a familiar routine. "Buy her flowers, give her chocolate, sing her a song and cap it off with dinner." Cliché, is it not? But however redundant these customs may seem, they are timeless for a reason and so in truth, should not be made a mockery. Girls like to be fed, serenaded and swept off their feet and the Ateneo Lady Eagles are no different (Yes, they are human too). But being defending champions with an impeccable record and three games approaching, Valentines for them is anything but ordinary and Feb. 14 will look a lot like this:
5:20 - Wake up
6:00-7:00 - Run 1200m to 2000m (depending on Coach’s Tai’s mood)
7:00-8:00 - Service/Reception Training
8:00-9:00 - Shower & Breakfast
9:00-2:00 - Study Time
2:00-4:00 - Physical Therapy/Clinic
5:00-8:00 - Training
According to Alyssa Valdez, Valentine’s Day wasn’t always this dreary. In previous years, the team celebrated by buying white t-shirts and painting them with lyrics of their favorite love songs. They wore the shirts to training on Feb. 14 or alternatively used them as warmers before their game. This year, however, the girls have swayed from tradition saying that there is simply no time to celebrate, especially with the sudden changes in schedule."