UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Ang sakit-sakit na -- Nabor

Mark Escarlote on Mar 25, 2018 06:37 PM
UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Ang sakit-sakit na -- Nabor
Sobrang nasasaktan na po kami sa nangyayari kasi parang ginagawa na po namin lahat, pero hindi namin alam kung bakit ganoon ang nagiging resulta -- NU setter Jasmine Nabor

Emotions poured when National University’s Audrey Paran’s attack smacked right into University of Sto. Tomas’ defensive wall before bouncing off their court.

Right at the moment, the Lady Bulldogs just couldn’t bottle up their frustration and pain.

Four straight games, four losses in a row.

NU absorbed a 25-22, 23-25, 21-25, 9-25, defeat Sunday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the Big Dome.

After the final whistle, the Lady Bulldogs bowed their heads, some finding comfort by hugging their comrades. Others down on the floor thinking what went wrong.

Tears poured.

“Siyempre sobrang nasasaktan na po kami sa nangyayari kasi parang ginagawa na po namin lahat, pero hindi namin alam kung bakit ganoon ang nagiging resulta,” said Nabor. “Sobrang sakit lang talaga.”

Graduating player 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago with all her effort to score 27 points was seen crying, frustrated, broken.

The ghost of Season 79 was back to haunt them.

It was on the same venue, against the same team that NU failed to advance in the semis last year.  

“Siguro hindi na din talaga namin kinaya yung bigat sa dibdib naming,” said Nabor, who had 37 excellent sets. “Kasi siyempre pang-apat na talo na namin ito sa second round, tapos siyempre may memories din na same venue, same na kalaban kung bakit kami nalaglag ng Season 79.”

“So ngayon nangyari na naman. Siguro ganun. Na-feel ulit namin yung sakit na na-feel namin last year,” she added.

NU remained in contention for a Final Four spot with a 6-5 win-loss record but with their string of misfortunes, the Lady Bulldogs chances is slowly looking bleak.   

“Sobrang emotional po talaga namin, hanggang ngayon. Parang nag-usap-usap na lang kami na hindi pa to tapos. Parang may chance pa talaga,” said Nabor. “So ang kailangan namin gawin, 'yung sakit na nafi-feel namin, 'yun ang gagawin naming motivation para sa mga next game namin.”

The Lady Bulldogs will be back in action against University of the Philippines on April 4 followed by a showdown with University of the East on April 8 before winding up the elims against Far Eastern University on April 15.

 

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