UAAP VOLLEYBALL: RONDINA-papagod wants teammates involved on offense

Mark Escarlote on Feb 07, 2018 06:37 PM
RONDINA-papagod wants teammates involved on offense
Mas maganda talaga ‘pag kami lahat ganoon ang laro talaga at ganoon ang binibigay sa team -- UST top scorer Sisi Rondina

University of Sto. Tomas fourth year hitter Sisi Rondina has been hot on offense with just two games in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.

The high-leaping spikers’ energy and power is a joy to watch and in two outings, Rondina is already averaging 24 points per game.

Rondina scored 20 points Wednesday in the Espana-based squad’s 25-17, 25-15, 25-21 win against listless University of the East for UST’s first win in two outings.

But the 5-foot-6 open spiker doesn’t want the Tigresses to be just a one-woman team on offense, she stresses the importance of having her teammates involved.  

“Siyempre hindi,” said Rondina when asked if she wants the role of being the team’s go-to offensive option. “Kasi mas maganda talaga ‘pag kami lahat ganoon ang laro talaga at ganoon ang binibigay sa team.”

Rondina debuted with 28 points anchored on 25 kills in UST’s 20-25, 25-17, 22-25, 25-15, 8-15, loss to grand slam-seeking De La Salle University last Saturday.     

But compared to their first game where Rondina was backed by Fil-Italian rookie Milena Alessandrini’s 18 points, against UE she was the only UST player in double figures.

Rondina led the Tigresses’ comeback for a 10-12 deficit in the third set to send the Lady Warriors to its second straight loss.  

“Wala, kanina sinabihan ko lang sa loob na kinakailangan nating gumalaw ng maayos, wag tayong mag-relax kasi kapag nabuhay sila, wala, mahihirapan tayo,” she said. “So ayun, pinangunahan ko na ganito dapat ang gawin natin. Nag-advice ako sa kanila na galawin natin ng maayos para matapos tayo ng mabilis.”

UST will face Ateneo de Manila University on Sunday.



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