UAAP Season 81: Babawi ako to prove them wrong -- Clemente
Mark Escarlote on Mar 27, 2019 07:09 PM
After ng game na ‘yun sabi ko sa sarili ako na babawi ako to prove them (bashers) wrong -- DLSU middle blocker Lourdes Clemente
De La Salle University middle blocker Lourdes Clemente drew criticisms in the three-time defending champion’s straight sets beating Sunday at the hands of University of the Philippines.
With five service errors under her name in that game including a terrible short serve that pushed the Lady Maroons at match point, Clemente vowed to make up for her mistakes.
On Wednesday, the transferee from University of Perpetual Help recovered from a disappointing outing with a good performance in DLSU’s rebound win over National University, 25-20, 25-18, 25-10, at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
“‘Yung nga po nag-focus talaga ako. Kasi last time, nagpo-focus kaso ako lagi, nag-focus ako sa palo po talaga muna, siguro nakalimutan ko ang service,” said Clemente referring to her outing against UP. “Masyado akong nag-focus dun sa net kaya pagdating sa service area eh kapag di ako nabigyan sa harap kaya para pong nagda-doubt ako na, ‘service ko na naman.’”
Clemente admitted that she crumbled under pressure during that match but after the game promised to do better and prove her bashers wrong.
“Kapag nag-service po ako tapos bina-bash po ako ng crowd parang nagkaroon ako ng doubt. After ng game na ‘yun sabi ko sa sarili ako na babawi ako to prove them wrong,” she said.
Clemente backed it up with nine points including five kill blocks to frustrate the hitters of NU.
She even improved at the service line with just one miscue in seven service attempts.
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