Inck, Spikers not worried of Lady Warriors' new import

Mark Escarlote on May 31, 2017 05:14 PM
Inck, Spikers not worried of Lady Warriors' new import
So if she comes we’ll just block her and hit her -- Perlas import Rupia Inck on Pocari Sweat's replacement reinforcement Krystal Rivers

Perlas’ Brazilian import Rupia Inck is not worried whether Pocari Sweat will be able to field its new American guest player Krystal Rivers on Thursday in their crucial round robin quarterfinals match.

She doesn’t even think the International Transfer Certificate of Rivers will arrive on time for her to be cleared to suit up for the Lady Warriors in their Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference battle at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.      

“It won’t work (ITC of new Pocari import),” Inck said after the Spikers’ 24-26, 25-15, 26-28, 25-20, 15-8 win Tuesday against Philippine Air Force that evened their quarters record to 1-1 tied with Creamline.

Rivers, a 5-foot-11 hitter that played for Alabama in the US NCAA, was tapped by Pocari Sweat to replace Bosnian middle Edina Selimovic, who suffered a tournament-ending torn hamstring. But Rivers’ ITC is yet to be released.

Perlas need to win its last assignment convincingly to clinch one of the two best-of-three semifinals berths at stake in case of a three-way tie at 2-1 with the Lady Warriors and Cool Smashers. In this scenario, the two teams with the highest quotient in the tiebreak will clinch the semis tickets to join no. 1 seed BaliPure and the Power Smashers.   

Inck insisted that their fate lies on their own hands and if they want to reach their goal they’ll have to work for it whether or not Pocari Sweat will have Rivers inside the court.

“If we’re thinking too much if she’s playing or not, we’re not gonna do our own job,” she said. “So if she comes we’ll just block her and hit her. We don’t care. We just need to go out and play that’s our focus now.” 

The Spikers dropped all of their two preliminary round meetings against the Lady Warriors.





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