May 24, 2024

Why Bryan Bagunas' second-straight TVL title could be a win for local volleyball

Why Bryan Bagunas
Bazooka Bryan strikes gold again! | Photo: Instagram @bryanbagunas01

There's plenty of reasons for the Philippine men's volleyball scene to be excited for in Bryan Bagunas' second-straight Top Volleyball League (TVL) title with his squad, Win Streak.

It was a dominant win for Bazooka Bryan and Win Streak as they swept Pingtung Taipower in the final round of Taiwan's volleyball league.

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The high-flying TVL top scorer expressed his gratitude in an Instagram post.

“Another season, another championship! First and foremost, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to my wife for her unwavering support in every game. Your presence means everything to me, and I appreciate you always being by my side,” he wrote.

Bryan also recognized the hard work of his championship-winning squad. 

“To my boss, coaches, and teammates, thank you for your relentless dedication and sacrifices. Together, we’ve achieved success once again, and I appreciate all the support you’ve shown me. There are more championships ahead of us, and I’m excited to continue this journey together,” he added.

 

It's a complete victory for Win Streak, but this means so much for the Philippine men's volleyball scene.

Remember, Bagunas is set to suit up for the Cignal HD Spikers in the Spikers' Turf. The squad holds a 3-0 record and is tied with the Criss Cross King Crunchers for first place in the 2024 Open Conference.

[READ: Bryan Bagunas set for Philippine homecoming with Cignal HD Spikers ]

Bazooka Bryan could also provide dangerous firepower for the Philippine men's national volleyball team, as the country will be hosting the 2025 FIVB Men's World Championship.

[ALSO READ: FIVB picks Philippines as solo host of 2025 Volleyball Men’s World Championship]

There are no guaranteed spots in the roster, says coach Sergio Veloso. But the staff looks to be a promising one with the return of former national team tactician Dante Alinsunurin as deputy, along with Odjie Mamon.

[ALSO READ: Sergio Veloso assures no guaranteed spot in Philippine men's national volleyball team]

But who knows? The national team stalwart could bring home plenty of lessons from Taiwan and Japan.

"Ang goal ko naman talaga para sa Philippine volleyball, syempre, is umangat every year," he told Mela Tunay in Pilipinas Live's Starting Lineup.

"Palagi namin pinapangarap, kaming Philippine national team, ‘yung long term na league para sa men’s volleyball dyan sa Pilipinas."

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