UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Everything happens for a reason -- Rondina
Mark Escarlote on Mar 25, 2018 06:38 PM
Medyo konting sad lang na ngayon lang dumating na ganito pero overall masaya kami kasi may natutunan kami sa mga past na talo naming games -- Sisi Rondina
University of Sto. Tomas found renewed energy after scoring their second straight win that kept the Tigresses in the race for a Final Four berth in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.
The Espana-based squad defeated National University, 22-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-9, Sunday at the Big Dome that improved UST’s win-loss record to 4-7.
But to punch a return ticket to the semis, the Tigresses still need to win their remaining games and pray that the teams above them in the standings won’t notch their eighth win.
If only UST remained consistent in their game and collected enough win in the first round, the Tigresses shouldn’t have been in their current predicament.
But UST top hitter Sisi Rondina isn’t crying over spilled milk.
“Wala naman (hinayang) kasi meron kaming quote, ‘Everything happens for a reason,’” said Rondina, who scored 25 points.
The fourth year ace scorer, who hammered 22 attacks, added that their recent string of success was just a testament of their determination to rise above adversity.
“So ayun ito siguro ‘yung tiyaga namin, ‘yung mga inaantay naming,” she said. “Medyo konting sad lang na ngayon lang dumating na ganito pero overall masaya kami kasi may natutunan kami sa mga past na talo naming games.”
Head coach Kungfu Reyes shared the same sentiment.
“Hopefully, andun pa rin kami (sa Final Four race). Siyempre yun yung motivation naming,” he said. “Yung this time kasi, especially sa core ng team, and with the community, gusto namin ma-gain ulit yung respeto namin.”
“Yung respeto nila sa sarili mismo nila na maibalik nila sa mga nangyari yung mga previous nila na ngayon pinaghuhugutan naming,” Reyes added. “This time naman ipaglalaban namin ang respeto namin para sa sarili namin na parang medyo kasi kapag wala sa amin, nagkakaproblema kami, this time, mas malaki yung effect ang pagkapanalo na ito.”
The Tigresses will face Ateneo de Manila University at the resumption of action after the Holy Week break on April 4, semis-bound two-time defending champion De La Salle University on April 8 before closing the elims against Adamson on April 14.
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