'Di mo pwedeng ikatwiran na wala si Grethcel -- Gorayeb

Mark Escarlote on Sep 06, 2017 08:54 PM
'Di mo pwedeng ikatwiran na wala si Grethcel -- Gorayeb
Given na ‘yun eh (na graduate na si Grethcel), di mo naman pwedeng ikatwiran kasi na wala si Grethcel. Sana yung psychology nila maayos na -- San Sebastian College coach Roger Gorayeb

San Sebastian College head coach Roger Gorayeb admonished his veterans for lack of responsibility and leadership inside the court.

The fiery mentor was disappointed with how his team seemed to be unable to move on after the departure of ace spiker and prolific scorer Grethcel Soltones. 

“Parang lagi lang silang naghahanap ng Grethcel Soltones na papalo sa kanila ng malakas, na papalo sa kanila sa backline,” said Gorayeb after the Lady Stags’ unimpressive win over the lowly Jose Rizal University Lady Bombers, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21, Wednesday night in the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The victory improved the NCAA Season 92 runner-ups’ win-loss record to 1-1 in Group A. SSC-R dropped its tournament debut against Far Eastern University.

But Gorayeb was far from satisfied with how his team performed against a team that they have been dominating in the NCAA.

He pointed out that nobody among his wards wanted to step up.

That they seemed to remain under the shadow of Soltones.

“‘Yun ang problema namin last year, sa likod si Grethcel papalo pero kung sino ang nasa unahan wala na. ‘Yun pa rin ang nangyayari ngayon. Sana ma-overcome sila sa ganyang utak nila mula sa libero hanggang doon sa open spiker,” he said.

“Parang ano ba? Kailangan nyo pa bang pagsabihan. It’s time to shine, na kayo naman ang makilala,” Gorayeb added. “Given na ‘yun eh (na graduate na si Grethcel), di mo naman pwedeng ikatwiran kasi na wala si Grethcel. Sana yung psychology nila maayos na.”

Holdovers Joyce Sta. Rita, Nikka Dalisay and Daurene Santos delivered 16, 13 and 11 points, respectively, for SSC-R but were tentative at times, something that Gorayeb find disappointing.

“Isang taon lang ang pagitan ng iba kay Grethcel. Sabi ko nga mangarap naman kayo. Sa dami ng gustong maglaro kayo ang nandyan, mangarap naman kayo, na ‘kami naman, na kaya rin naming gawin ang ginagawa ni Grethcel,’” he said.

“’Yun ang mahirap kaya nga binibiro ko sila na veteran-rookie kayo na hindi alam ang gagawin at hindi alam ang sitwasyon,” Gorayeb added. “Kailangan ituro mo pa. At this point in time dapat hindi na eh.”

The Lady Stags will take on National University, Gorayeb’s former UAAP team, on Monday.

 

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