UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Tinext ko si coach na babawi ako -- Dy
Mark Escarlote on Mar 03, 2018 08:48 PM
Coming to this game, we just remembered who we are, and kung ano ang kailangan namin para maging confident kami -- DLSU hitter Kim Kianna Dy
Kim Kianna Dy gave De La Salle University head coach Ramil De Jesus a late message a week ago after the Lady Spikers absorbed a four-set upset loss to Adamson University.
She promised the mentor to play better.
The graduating hitter made true to her vow as she dropped a personal season-high 21 points in the two-time defending champion De La Salle University’s 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-20 win over archrival Ateneo de Manila University Saturday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Dy wreaked havoc at the net with seven of the Taft-based squad’s 12 kill blocks while hammering 11 attacks and nailing three service aces.
“After naming matalo sa Adamson, nag-message sa akin 'yung bata na 'yan,” said De Jesus. “Sabi niya, sorry, nag-sorry and then babawi ako. Heto naman, pinakita naman niya.”
Dy only had eight points in DLSU’s 18-25, 25-15, 19-25, 22-25 loss to the Lady Falcons on February 24. It was the Lady Spikers first defeat against Adamson since 2008.
“Well, noong Adamson kasi, it was just bad, sobrang bad game,” said Dy. “After ng game na 'yun, hindi ako makatulog, hindi ako mapakali.”
“Siyempre tinext ko si coach, na parang, 'Sorry coach, alam kong may inaasahan kayo sa akin, so babawi ako next game.' Sabi ko sa kanya,” he added.
Against the Lady Eagles, Dy poured her best game of the season yet.
And DLSU rediscovered the fire that brought the school’s volleyball program to 10 championships.
They’re not the ‘pambarangay’ team that absorbed a humiliating loss to Adamson U a week ago.
“I think, coming from a loss kasi, kailangan talaga naming mag-bounce back. And we need to get that confidence again,” said Dy. “Coming into this game, siyempre iniisip namin kung sino ba kami.”
“Laging sinasabi ni coach sa amin 'yun, parang, sino kayo? Di ba kayo ang defending champions,” she added. “Parang, oo nga, tayo naman ang defending champions. Coming to this game, we just remembered who we are, and kung ano ang kailangan namin para maging confident kami.”
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