Ateneo's Morente: "La Salle did great. They were awesome."

Ateneo's Morente:
"When I came back, from zero ulit ako eh. Coming back to the Finals, ang sarap sa feeling kasi nakapasok kami. First runner-up isn’t bad. At least first runner-up pa rin." - Michelle Morente

After sitting out UAAP Season 78 due to academic deficiencies, opposite hitter Michelle Morente rejoined the Ateneo Lady Eagles in Season 79 and became a vital part in their impressive run that saw them clinch top seed and make a return to the finals. 

Unfortunately for Morente and the Lady Eagles, their season didn't end the way they would have wanted after falling to rivals De La Salle in two matches. 

"I think lahat kami nilaban namin lahat, all out kami sa game. Kung sino na lang ang talagang mas gusto yung championship." Morente said following the Game 2 loss. "La Salle did great. They were awesome. Hands down sa kanila, binigay nila ang lahat eh. Nakita namin na gusto talaga nila." 

Morente, who helped Ateneo to a title back in Season 77, felt however that she could have done more this season. 

"Feeling ko I couldve given more, couldve done more. If its meant to be, its meant to be, so yun na lang. Kailangan na lang tanggapin talaga." 

Looking back at her season in general however, Morente felt that it was a good comeback season. 

"When I came back, from zero ulit ako eh. Coming back to the Finals, ang sarap sa feeling kasi nakapasok kami. First runner-up isn’t bad. At least first runner-up pa rin."

Morente and the Lady Eagles are expected to take some time off before heading back to the drawing board for Season 80. 

Expect the Katipunan-based volleybelles to work even harder to try to get back to the top of the UAAP volleyball mountain, 

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