UAAP Season 81: Di pwedeng matapos ang season na di ko na-redeem sarili ko -- Permentilla

Mark Escarlote on Apr 27, 2019 09:17 PM
Permentilla ends season with head held up high
Gusto ko maganda naman ang isipin nila sa Chiara Permentilla -- Chiara Permentilla

Chiara Permentilla admitted the she struggled in her second season after a promising debut last year.

So heading into Adamson University’s last game in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament on Saturday, the second year open spiker made sure that she’ll redeem herself.

And she did.

The Filipino-Italian played her best game of the tournament, scoring 16 points in the Lady Falcons’ 25-20, 25-23, 25-19, drubbing of University of the Philippines that ended their nine-game losing skid for a positive season-ender.     

Permentilla had 12 kills, three aces a kill block for Adamson. A performance that she dedicated to her graduating seniors Eli Soyud and Joy Dacoron.

The Lipa, Batangas pride thanked head coach Onyok Getigan for his trust.

“Sobrang thankful ako kay coach Onyok na kasi nagtiwala talaga siya sa akin na kaya ko, na sabi nga niya ‘Kung magkaka-error ka man, alam ko naman na kaya mong bawiin. Magtiwala ka sa akin kasi kapag nilagay kita dyan may reason,’” she said. “Pinanghawakan ko yung sinabi ni coach Onyok na kung nagtitiwala siya sa akin kailangan mag-perform ako para naman ma-reciprocate ko ang laking tiwala sa akin ni coach.”

Permentilla averaged a paltry 7.5 points per game in the Lady Falcons’ first 13 outings.  

It was a dip in her performance that she said rooted from a so-so performance in the offseason.

“Siguro naka-affect din yung sa offseason namin. Kasi yung PVL (Premier Volleyball League) namin I was seldom used in eliminations and come yung semis namin dun na lang ako nagamit and then yun nga when coach Air (Padda) was with us sobrang taas ng expectations niya sa akin and I wasn’t delivering,” she explained.

“So mas nagamit ang kaposisyon ko and then yun sobrang bumaba ang kompiyansa ko, sobrang nagda-doubt na rin ako sa skills ko kung kaya ko bang ibangon ang sarili ko? O kung kaya ko bang pagandahin pa ang magiging performance ko ngayong season?” said Permentilla.

Permentilla was also aware that she drew a lot of criticisms for her lackluster game.

“It’s not frustrating. Actually, nila-like ko pa na nga ang mga ganoon nila sa akin. Wala people will always say kung ano ang gusto nila. Hindi naman sila makakapagsabi ng ganoon kung hindi naman nila nakikita so tinatanggap ko lahat,” she said. “Tinatanggap ko lahat ng bash, tinatanggap ko lahat ng napupuna nila sa akin kasi nga iniisip ko na hindi nga sila makakapagsabi ng ganyan sa akin kung maganda naman ang nilalaro ko and dadating ang time na sabi ko sa sarili ko na ‘I’m gonna prove myself right na hindi ako ganoong klase ng player.’”

Permentilla learned a lot this season and breakout game – albeit a bit late – could be a start of something big next year in her third and last playing eligibility.   

“Sobrang sarap sa feeling kasi di ko alam kung makakabawi pa ako this season. Ang iniisip ko na lang na since di niya ako tinanggal sa starting six na ipo-prove ko talaga ang sarili ko na kaya kong makabawi, kaya kong makabangon and ipo-prove ko na di masasayang ang starting spot na ibinibigay sa akin,” she said. “Sabi ko talaga na hindi pwedeng matapos ang season na ‘to na di ko nare-redeem ang sarili ko. Kasi whatever happens toward the end of the season is how people are gonna remember me.”

“Gusto ko maganda naman ang isipin nila sa Chiara Permentilla,” Permentilla closed.

 

 

 

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