BEST FRIENDS: Fajardo and Valdez share emotional moment after game 3

Paul Lintag on May 01, 2016 12:28 AM
BFFs: Fajardo and Valdez share emotional moment after game 3
"Wala naman nagbago sa amin, magkaiba lang kami ng school." --- Kim Fajardo said of Alyssa Valdez.

Rivals inside the court but best of friends out of it.

That is what La Salle captain Kim Fajardo thinks of her relationship with Ateneo captain and three-time UAAP MVP Alyssa Valdez.

"Wala naman nagbago sa amin, magkaiba lang kami ng school," Fajardo said. "Pero sobrang close pa din kami. Nagsasabihan ng kung ano, pag may problema kakausapin."

"Kapag sa labas, walang usap ng volleyball, walang usapan na magkalaban tayo. Court lang lahat yun talaga," she added.

Fajardo and Valdez won three UAAP championships while playing for the University of Santo Tomas in high school before going different paths in college.

They have faced each other in the UAAP Finals ever since moving to the senior division.

After Fajardo helped La Salle clinc title no. 9 at the expense of Valdez and Ateneo in game 3 Saturday, the two shared an emotional embrace.

"Syempre pagod din siya [Alyssa], nakita naman natin yung game niya," Fajardo said. "Sabi ko lang sa kanya na alam naman natin lahat na madami na siya na-prove so mag-start pa lang siya ng bagong career niya."

"Wala naman ng UAAP, yun lang ang nawala though malaking part sa buhay niya yung UAAP. Pero syempre, Alyssa Valdez pa din siya alam niya sa sarili niya kung ano kaya niya gawin," she added.


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