Hindi na namin ‘to palalagpasin -- DLSU setter Kim Fajardo
Mark Escarlote on Apr 26, 2016 07:47 PM
Ang tagal naming hinintay ‘to and ngayon nandito na naman kami ulit and siguro hindi na namin ‘to palalagpasin -- DLSU setter Kim Fajardo
De La Salle University team captain Kim Fajardo believes that the Lady Spikers are hungrier this season compared to the defending two-time champion Ateneo de Manila Lady Eagles.
The setter and her crew go for the jugular on Wednesday to end the Lady Eagles’ reign and regain the throne the Lady Spikers lost two seasons ago.
DLSU shoots to complete a sweep of the 78th UAAP women’s volleyball championship series on Game 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Game time is set at 4:00 p.m. and will air live over ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23, ABS-CBN Sports+Action HD Channel 166 and via livestream on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap.
Behind Fajardo and graduating players Mika Reyes, Cyd Demecillo and Ara Galang, the Lady Spikers turned what was an expected down to the wire match into an emphatic rout as DLSU steamrolled past a well-rested Ateneo squad, 25-22, 25-22, 25-21, last Saturday in the series opener at the Big Dome.
“Uhaw na uhaw kami sa panalong ‘yun eh. Ang tagal naming hinintay ‘to and ngayon nandito na naman kami ulit and siguro hindi na namin ‘to palalagpasin,” said the fourth year Fajardo Tuesday after the team’s final preparation for Game 2.
“Makikita mo naman sa kanila (teammates ko) eh kung ano talaga ang gusto nilang makuha ngayong taon na ito,” she added.
The Taft-based squad are raring to get the redemption they so longed after two years of bride’s maid finishes.
In Game 1 they poured on all their frustrations to push the Lady Eagles on the brink of losing the crown.
And the Lady Spikers want to complete the sweep and break the 2-2 championship tie in the rival schools’ fifth straight Finals collision.
“Napi-feel ko sa sarili ko and makikita mo sa teammates ko na sobrang nage-enjoy (sa panalo). Kung ako ikaw, kung nasa loob ka ng court, mararamdaman mo na, ‘Atin ‘to, hindi ko na ‘to bibitawan,’” Fajardo said.
“Ang sarap, ang gaan, ang sarap ng feling na ganoon. Oo sabihin na natin championship na natin bukas pero hindi mo pine-pressure ang sarili mo parang laro ka lang,” added the Season 78 Best Setter winner. “Eh kapag naglaro ka lang, nag-enjoy ka lang, susunod na lang ang laro mo. Mas mape-pressure ka kasi kapag tight ka.”
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