UAAP Season 81: Every time na maglalaro ako siya yung inspiration ko -- Nierva on Arado
Mark Escarlote on Mar 21, 2019 09:18 PM
Super happy ako kasi every time na maglalaro ako siya yung inspiration ko, nakikita ko yung mga highlights niya sabi ko, ‘I hope someday ganito din yung level ko or mas maangatan ko siya' -- NU libero Jennifer Nierva on Kath Arado
National University rookie libero Jennifer Nierva couldn’t help but feel honored with the kind words and praises given to her by veteran defense specialist Kath Arado of University of the East.
Arado lauded Nierva’s ‘unique and incomparable style of play’ and the accomplished Lady Warrior libero and national team member added that the Lady Bulldog has a bright future ahead.
“I’m overwhelmed. Hindi ko po alam kung ano ‘yung style ko. Happy lang ako,” said Nierva.
UE exacted revenge on NU, 25-16, 25-18, 24-26, 25-16, Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament start of second round to tie its victim at 2-6 slate.
Nierva held her own against Arado, tallying 30 digs and 28 excellent receptions. The graduating Lady Warrior had 32 digs and 13 excellent receptions.
“Nilapitan niya ako after ng game tapos hindi ko alam ano ire-react ko. Super happy ako kasi every time na maglalaro ako siya yung inspiration ko, nakikita ko yung mga highlights niya sabi ko, ‘I hope someday ganito din yung level ko or mas maangatan ko siya,’” said Nierva.
Arado was particularly impressed with Nierva’s control of the first ball, something that the UE star admitted that she had trouble with during her debut season.
Nierva, as a sign of mutual respect, revealed that she’s working really hard to develop the kind of saves that Arado’s known for.
“Siguro ‘yung mga saves niya na dapat makuha ko,” said Nierva. “May mga saves din dapat ako, ‘yung mga pancake niya wala akong ganun eh.”
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