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Ara Galang to make return next Grand Prix; Mich Morente a possibility

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After missing the entire 2017 Chooks-to-Go Philippine Superliga Grand Prix, F2 Logistics’ Ara Galang will be ready for the 2018 Grand Prix, according to head coach Ramil De Jesus.

Slated to begin in February, the Grand Prix has been moved to the start of PSL Season, instead of being the year-capper, to make way for the FIVB schedule. This turn of events favors the Cargo Movers greatly, as they will miss chunk of their roster, as their current De La Salle University Lady Spikers-core will be playing in the UAAP Season 80.

Galang will be back after spending the latter part of 2017 recovering from a procedure done to her previously-injured knee.

“Marami ngang mawawala sa amin so buti makakabalik na si Ara,” remarked De Jesus, who is currently guiding to Cargo Movers as the top seed in the on-going Grand Prix.

The Cargo Movers might also have the services of former Ateneo Lady Eagle Michelle Morente, who recently transferred to La Salle.

De Jesus confirmed that Morente is currently in the pool of the Cargo Movers’ players but it still remains to be seen if she will ever suit up the Lady Spikers.

“Unti-unti namang nagiging ready si Michelle. Malaki na ‘yung pinayat,” De Jesus said, mentioning how he joked about Morente’s hitting.

“Biniro ko nga siya na kaya kami nag-champion dahil sa mga error mo,” he said with a laugh.

“Pero ngayon gumaganda na laro niya.”

De Jesus conceded that it is up to F2 Logistics management, who shoulders Morente’s tuition fee, if the opposite hitter will play for F2 Logistics in 2018.

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