UAAP Season 81: Walang ma-compare sa kanya, unique siya -- Arado on Nierva

Mark Escarlote on Mar 20, 2019 06:39 PM
Walang ma-compare sa kanya, unique siya -- Arado on Nierva
Sa unang taon niya dito, ang galing niya, kasi nadadala niya ang team niya. Nakikita ko ‘yung future niya, grabe, ang galing na bata -- Kath Arado on NU libero Jennifer Nierva

Coming from an accomplished veteran, University of the East’s Kath Arado lauded the unique and impressive style of National University rookie libero Jennifer Nierva.

The graduating defense specialist didn’t hold back on her praises for her rival after the Lady Warriors defeated the Lady Bulldogs, 25-16, 25-18, 24-26, 25-16, Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament start of second round.        

“Grabe, grabe ang batang ‘yun ang galing. ‘Yun lang talaga ang masasabi ko sa kanya. Ang galing niya. Kasi to think na two-man receive lang sila parang wala, ang galing niya talaga,” said Arado, who had 32 digs and 13 excellent receptions.

“Sa unang taon niya dito, ang galing niya, kasi nadadala niya ang team niya. Nakikita ko ‘yung future niya, grabe, ang galing na bata,” she added. “Kasi grabe ang tyaga niya eh. Ang tiyaga niyang kumuha ng bola, ang tiyaga niyang dalhin ang team niya. Kaya good job talaga sa kanya. Ang galing.”

Nierva finished the match with 30 digs and 28 excellent receptions.

The freshman was impressive in the first round landing at no. 4 spot in digs (5.15) and second in excellent reception efficiency rate (51.38%) behind Arado (59.01%).  

Arado even went as far as admitting that Nierva played better than her during her debut season with the Lady Warriors.

“Hindi, kasi wala akong first ball nu’ng first year eh,” said Arado. “Kaya din napapa-wow ako sa kanya kasi ang ganda ng first ball niya.”

“‘Yun ang wala ako nu’ng first year ako eh, wala talaga akong first ball eh. Kaya bilib talaga ako sa batang ‘yun,” she added.

Nierva, according to Arado, plays a unique style of floor defense and it will not do justice to compare her to anyone.   

“Wala may unique na movement siya eh. May unique na siya, siya talaga yun. Wala siyang ginagaya walang pwedeng ikumpara sa kanya kasi siya talaga yun,” Arado said. “Simula nu’ng high school siya ganun na talaga siya dinala niya hanggang college.”

“Walang dapat i-compare sa kanya, walang dapat sabihing ginagawa niya kasi siya talaga ang gumawa,” she added. “Sariling style niya ‘yun kaya nakaka-amaze siyang panoorin. Unique ang galawan niya, siya talaga ‘yun at pinaghihirapan niya.”

 

 

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