Inaaral ko ulit mag-set kay Ate Ly -- Jia Morado
Mark Escarlote on Jun 22, 2017 08:06 AM
Hopefully, it doesn’t take that long naman (na mag-jell sa team) kasi sobrang daling makasama ng mga teammates ko sa Creamline -- Jia Morado
Playing out of her comfort zone, Jia Morado is still in the process of adjusting with Creamline.
Considered as one of the best setters in the country today, the former Ateneo de Manila Lady Eagle hopes to jell well with the Cool Smashers as they bid to surpass their previous tournament finish when the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Open Conference raises its curtains on July 1.
Morado reunites with former Ateneo teammate Alyssa Valdez, forming a tandem which many fans are thrilled to see once again.
But after almost a year removed from seeing action together, the playmaker admitted that she will need to work on their and her other teammates’ chemistry for Creamline to click in the all-Filipino tournament that features eight club teams. The last significant tournament where Morado and Valdez played together was during the 2016 ASEAN University games in Singapore.
“Kasi noong naglalaro ako sa Ateneo kabisado ko ang mga teammates ko, ang mga spikers ko tapos ngayon kahit nga si Ate Ly kailangan aralin ko ulit kung paano siya i-set,” said Morado, who in the UAAP helped Valdez lead the Lady Eagles to back-to-back titles in Season 76 and 77.
“And at the same time ‘yung ibang spikers din sa loob ng court (kailangang pag-aralan ko),” added the UAAP Season 77 Best Setter. “So it’s going to take a while na magka-chemistry ako with the team.”
Morado signed a deal with the Cool Smashers last weekend and has started training with Creamline, which finished third in the PVL Reinforced Conference recently.
“Hopefully, it doesn’t take that long naman (na mag-jell sa team) kasi sobrang daling makasama ng mga teammates ko sa Creamline,” said Morado, who decided to forego her last playing year in the UAAP last month after Ateneo dropped its second straight Finals series against archrival De La Salle University.
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