Conference MVP Pablo left it all on floor for dethroned Lady Warriors
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 17, 2017 11:11 AM
NO REGRETS. Myla Pablo scored 21 points and kept Pocari Sweat in the game all while playing through an illness.
Pocari Sweat has made the championship round in all four conferences it has played in.
They have won the first three of those to set up a dominant run.
Last Wednesday, however, that dominant run came to an end at the hands of rival BaliPure.
The Lady Warriors fell in four sets in their must-win match and surrendered the championship to the Water Defenders.
Without a doubt, it wasn’t for a lack of trying on the part of Myla Pablo who top-scored for her team with 21 points all while playing through stomach cramps.
Asked how she was doing, as she was clearly slowed down by the illness in Game 1, she answered, while not giving away any details, “Okay na po ako. Same lang naman po ako.”
What was sure, however, was that the open hitter was not sitting out Game 2. As she put it, “Kailangan ko pong maglaro kasi do-or-die na po kami. Pag nanalo, may Game 3, pag natalo, wala na talaga so ibibigay mo na talaga yung best mo talaga.”
Of course, Pablo was only making sure she, or her teammates, were offering no excuses for being unable to match the intensity of their rivals who went on to take the title. “Kahit sabihin mong parang may sakit ka, iisipin mo na, ‘Excuse ba yun?’ Parang hindi excuse e kasi kailangan mo talaga manalo para magka-Game 3,” she shared.
Unfortunately for Pocari Sweat, there would be no Game 3. “Ayun, hindi pinagpala. Hindi po talaga para sa amin,” she expressed.
Still, the Lady Warriors’ top hitter had no regrets even as her MVP campaign ultimately ends with her and her team as runners-up. “Happy po kami kasi kahit papaano, lumaban po kami,” she said.
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