Expansion team Bureau of Customs makes it V-League debut when it takes on UP in the Reinforced Conference Monday night at the Philsports Arena.
Bannered by superstar Alyssa Valdez, the Transformers hope to make a good first impression as they battle the Lady Maroons in the 6:00pm night cap.
In the curtain-raiser, UST eyes a second straight win when it faces lowly Coast Guard at 2:00pm.
Valdez, who moved from Bali Pure to Customs during the break, brings power and experience to a Transformers side coached by Ateneo deputy Sherwin Meneses.
However, the league’s newest team isn’t all about the 3-time UAAP MVP, as they will also feature a pair of Thai imports and veterans like Pau Soriano and Rizza Mandapat.
UP, meanwhile, will play without foreign reinforcements, but will bank on their seasoned core in their conference opener. — By Josiah Albelda