Perpetual dedicates win to teammate diagnosed with ovarian cyst

UPHSD dedicates win to teammate diagnosed with ovarian cyst
University of Perpetual Help dedicates its season-opening match win to starting opposite spiker Jhona Rosal, who was sidelined with an ovarian cyst.

University of Perpetual Help dedicated its first win to starting opposite spiker Jhona Rosal who will miss action for quite some time in the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball tournament.

The third year player was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst just a couple of days before the Lady Altas’ debut match Sunday against Lyceum of the Philippines University at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Jowie Versoza filled in the spot left by Rosal, scoring seven points in Perpetual’s straight sets, 25-21, 25-17, 25-22, win over the Lady Pirates. 

“Nagkaroon kami ng kaunting problema bago kami mag-game today kasi may isa akong player na na-ospital kasi may cyst sa ovary,” said Altas coach Macky Carino.

“Buti na lang ang buong team nagti-train talaga ng maayos and ready talaga sa mga ganyang klaseng incident,” he added. “Fortunately, nanalo kami in this game.”

Lourdes Clemente scored 14 points while Cindy Imbo and Bianca Tripoli added 13 and 10 markers, respectively, for the Las Pinas-based squad.

Rosal complained of pain a couple of days ago during team practice. She was hospitalized and medical results showed that she has a cyst on her ovary. 

“Kasi nagkalagnat tapos yung menstruation niya parang hindi naman normal,” said Carino.

“Under observation pa rin siya pero kasi medyo nagre-response naman ang gamot,” the mentor said, adding that Rosal as of now doesn’t need to undergo an operation. “Ina-advise naman ng doctor na huwag ng umabot sa ganoon kung makakaya naman sa medication.”

Carino remains optimistic that Rosal will still be able to see action this season as the Lady Altas look to end a four-year title drought.   

“Feeling ko aabot siya,” he said.

 

 

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