Sophomore Lady Falcon Roque embraces role for Adamson
Mark Escarlote on Feb 24, 2016 07:22 PM
Opo (naka-adjust na ako). Ok na Ok na po ako sa galaw namin sa loob -- May Roque
After riding the bench in most of the Adamson Lady Falcons’ campaign last year, sophomore May Roque has now fully adjusted with her role as a starter in the 78th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.
The 18-year-old open hitter played the heroine’s role Wednesday, scoring a career-high 23 points to help the Lady Falcons snap a four-game losing streak against the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws, 21-25, 17-25, 25-19, 25-23, 15-10, at The Arena in San Juan.
Roque said that she quickly embraced the role to help the cause.
“Opo (naka-adjust na ako). Ok na Ok na po ako sa galaw namin sa loob. Siguro po kailangan ko ring mag-contribute para sa team naming,” she said.
The Lady Falcons opened the season with a five-set win over the University of Sto. Tomas but stumbled in the next four games.
Adamson again found themselves on the losing end after two frames against the Lady Tams. Roque with the help of Jessica Galanza and Mylene Paat rallied the Lady Falcons in the next two frames before pulling an escape act in the fifth.
“Kailangan po talaga kasi naming manalo sabi ni coach kaya hindi po kami bumitaw kahit down na kami ng two sets. Kailangan talagang may isang mag-boost para mahatak talaga ang lahat,” she said.
“Napakalaking bagay po talaga (ng panalo) kasi nag-boost po ulit yung energy naming para manalo ulit sa mga susunod na laban. At alam po naming na kaya naming manalo sa mga susunod na mga games,” added Roque.
Roque said that they were able to correct the mistakes they made in their four losses and she hopes that they can start something out of their win.
“Siguro po lack of communication (ang nangyari) sa amin ng mga games na ‘yun. Pero ngayon po siguro naayos na po namin na walang bibitaw, na kayang-kaya naming manalo. Kapit lang talaga,” she said.
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