PVL: I feel bad kasi may nasaktan ako eh -- Pacres
Mark Escarlote on Oct 24, 2018 10:39 PM
Nakokonsensiya ako bakit ganoon, pero di ako nagpadala -- Dimdim Pacres
Dimdim Pacres is known for her heavy and powerful hits.
Pocari Sweat-Air Force’s middle hitter Jeanette Panaga can attest to that.
The Tacloban opposite hitter not only delivered the knockout blow in the tight fifth set to give the Fighting Warays their second straight win in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference but Pacres also scored a knockdown to go with her 17 points Wednesday.
Down by a set, Pacres wanted to spark Tacloban’s rally in the fourth frame and boy she did.
The University of Sto. Tomas star hammered down heavy artillery down the line to extend the Fighting Warays’ lead to 6-3 in the fourth.
Unfortunately, Panaga’s face absorbed the brunt of the impact as it knocked down the Lady Warrior. Panaga stayed on the floor for a few seconds and was approached by a very apologetic Pacres.
“I feel bad kasi may nasaktan ako eh. Ayokong makasakit,” said Pacres after helping Tacloban escape with a 20-25, 25-13, 24-26, 25-16, 15-13 for a 4-4 slate tied with their victim.
Panaga needed to put ice on the left side of her face and was spitting blood after sustaining a cut inside her lip.
#PVLonABSCBN Open Conference: @panagaj putting ice on the left side of her face after getting hit in the face by @marypacres1' powerful down the line hit. Panaga's mouth was also bloodied pic.twitter.com/KnyIaeFiey— Mark Escarlote (@fromtheriles) October 24, 2018
“Tumama kasi sa braces ko,” said Panaga when approached by reporters at the bench during the fourth set.
A few plays later Pacres downed Lady Warriors’ top hitter Myla Pablo, who tried to dig her spike and was hit on the chest. Pablo took some time to get up and needed to have her back attended by team therapist after scooping up Pacres’ attack.
Both Pocari Sweat players were able to get back in the game.
“Sabi ko naman na parte ng game yan ayaw nating manakit pero nangyayari talaga yan eh,” said Tacloban mentor Nes Pamilar. “So kailangan ituloy lang natin kung ano ang role natin sa team.”
Despite knocking down two players from the opposing team, Pacres kept her composure and focus on the game as she delivered the crucial hits in the deciding frame including the match-clinching hit through a two-man block by the Lady Warriors.
“Pero kasi game po yun. Sabi ng mga teammates ko wala akong kasalanan doon kasi naglalaro lang naman ako nagpe-perform lang ako. Pero ‘yun nakokonsensiya ako bakit ganoon, pero di ako nagpadala,” she said.
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