Kim Dy takes extra rest before "hugot match" vs. Ateneo

Mark Escarlote on Apr 01, 2017 08:39 PM
Kim Dy takes extra rest before
Yeah I’ll be playing. Super excited and at the same time puwedeng may hugot kami sa talo namin noong round one -- Kim Dy on marquee match against Ateneo de Manila

De La Salle star Kim Kianna Dy skipped action Saturday as an added rest day to recover from a minor left ankle sprain but will suit up next week for the much-anticipated rematch against archrival Ateneo de Manila.

The fourth year hitter was in uniform in the Lady Spikers’ 25-13, 25-14, 25-16, domination of Adamson in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena but spent the whole match sitting on the bench and cheering for her teammates.        

Final Four-bound and twice-to-beat armed DLSU occupied the solo top spot with an 11-2 record.

Dy sprained her ankle early in the third set of the Lady Spikers' straight sets victory against University of Sto. Tomas last Wednesday.

She went down grimacing and crying in pain when she stepped on the foot teammate Aduke Ogunsanya after a block attempt with DLSU on top, 6-4, in the third. She limped her way back into the dugout and had her left foot wrapped with an icepack and called it a day.

Dy was ready to play against Adamson but the coaching staff decided to have the Season 78 Finals Most Valuable Player sit out the match.

“Ok naman akong maglaro kanina pero coach opted to let me not play na lang, rest na lang,” said Dy.

The extra rest was just a precautionary measure according to DLSU coaching staff.

“Kasi may advise ang doctor na she has to rest for three days so kesa lumala ang sprain, ipinahinga na lang although hindi naman masyado (maga),” assistant coach Noel Orcullo said. “By Monday OK na ‘yan.”

But Dy assured all DLSU faithful that she will be available on April 8 in a rematch against the Lady Eagles, who handed the Lady Spikers a 24-26, 24-26, 25-21, 17-25 defeat to end the first round of elimination.  

“Yeah I’ll be playing. Super excited and at the same time puwedeng may hugot kami sa talo namin noong round one,” she said. “Siguro yung week before ng Ateneo game doon kami magpu-push hanggang sa kaya namin.”

Final Four-bound and semis advantage-holder Ateneo, seating at second with a 10-2 card, will face University of the East Sunday.




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