UAAP Season 81: Nagulat din po -- Abil on monster performance

Mark Escarlote on Feb 27, 2019 08:54 PM
Nagulat din po -- Abil on monster performance
Sobrang nagulat po, kasi for me gusto ko lang mag-perform ng maganda at tulungan ang mga ka-teammates ko -- Judith Abil

University of the East hitter Judith Abil herself is surprised with the big numbers she has been churning in her final year with the Lady Warriors.

The veteran had a monster game Wednesday dropping 22 points, 21 excellent receptions and 20 digs in UE’s first win in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the expense of listless Adamson University, 20-25, 28-26, 25-23, 25-22.     

“Sobrang nagulat po, kasi for me gusto ko lang mag-perform ng maganda at tulungan ang mga ka-teammates ko,” said Abil following the Lady Warriors’ first win in three outings.

The Iligan native scored all of her points on attacks with an amazing efficiency rate on floor defense. Abil had 20-of-29 digs and 21-of-33 reception.   

“Masaya po. Na-boost ‘yung confidence ko dahil sa tulong din ng mga teammates ko,” said Abil.

The fifth year star is averaging 17.3 points per game, carrying the much-needed scoring load as partner Me-Anne Mendrez is still recovering from a right shoulder injury. Mendrez averaged eight points in their first two games before scoring 14 markers against Adamson while playing through pain.   

The Lady Warriors will expect the same numbers from Abil on Sunday when UE meets powerhouse Ateneo de Manila University at the Big Dome.

 

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