UAAP Season 81: Dapat gampanan ko ang pagiging Best Blocker ko -- Domingo
Mark Escarlote on Feb 15, 2019 07:35 PM
(Dapat) gampanan ko ang pagiging Best Middle Blocker ko last season and consistency sa game ko -- Celine Domingo
Far Eastern University head coach George Pascua has one mission order for Celine Domingo for UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.
“(Dapat) gampanan ko ang pagiging Best Middle Blocker ko last season and consistency sa game ko,” said Domingo.
The middle blocker will have much responsibility in her hands after the exit of top hitter Bernadeth Pons last year and with veteran opposite hitter Chin-Chin Basas sidelined with a shoulder injury.
Domingo averaged 11.14 points per game last year and helped the Season 80 runner-up Lady Tamaraws advance to the Finals for the first time after a decade. She was FEU’s third best scorer in the previous edition behind Pons (15.3 points per game) and Basas (11.7 points per game)
Domingo normed 0.73 kill blocks per set to bag the individual award. Marching into a new war and without the top two scoring options last year, Domingo will have to up the ante in her game to lead the charge of the Lady Tams.
“Dagdag pressure kasi nabawasan ng beterano na maasahan sa loob ng court,” Domingo admitted.
Domingo will have returning seasoned players Jerrili Malabanan, Heather Guino-o, Jeanette Villareal, setter Kyle Negrito and libero Buding Duremdes to back her up in FEU’s quest to bring the title back to Morayta.
“Hindi kami nagi-expect ng sobra. Parang ang mindset namin ay one game at a time,” said Domingo. “’Di kami nagi-expect pero siyempre gusto naming makabalik ulit ng Finals.”
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