UAAP Season 81 Final Four: Hindi pa kami tapos – Guino-o

Mark Escarlote on May 04, 2019 09:27 PM
UAAP Season 81 Final Four: Hindi pa kami tapos – Guino-o
Far Eastern University seniors Heather Guino-o, Jerrili Malabanan and Kyle Negrito made sure that they will still get a chance to play on Wednesday.

Not today.

Graduating players Heather Guino-o, Jerrili Malabanan and setter Kyle Negrito made sure that Saturday’s match won’t be their last game as part of the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws.

The seniors gave everything they got to carry FEU past twice-to-beat Ateneo de Manila University, 10-25, 25-23, 25-22, 12-25, 15-8, and force a decider in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball Final Four at the MOA Arena.

“Sobrang saya sa pakiramdam kasi dito namin malalaman eh kung last na namin ito o magtutuluy-tuloy pa kami. Pero pinatunayan namin na hindi pa po kami tapos,” said Guino-o, who led the Lady Tamaraws with 17 points.

The do-or-die match is set on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.   

“I told the team earlier during the game that this wasn’t gonna be our last game. We’re really happy we achieved that goal,” said Malabanan, who scored eight markers.

“Me and Kyle and Heather like last night we had a meeting and then we told each other that this isn’t gonna be our last game,” added Malabanan. “We’re happy that our season is extended.”

The Lady Tams won against the Lady Eagles for the first time this season and it came in a situation that FEU’s very familiar with.

For the sixth time in seven five-setter matches this season, the Lady Tams emerged victorious.

FEU broke a 7-7 deadlock in the fifth set with a pivotal 6-0 rally capped by a Malabanan hit for a 13-7 advantage. Maddie Madayag stopped the bleeding for Ateneo with a kill block on Malabanan but the Lady Eagles committed back-to-back miscues to yield the match.

“Kahapon pa lang iniisip na namin na hindi kmai papayag na huli na naming laro ito. Hindi pwedeng huli na namin silang makakasamang maglaro. Kaya sobrang saya po, sobrang sarap sa pakiramdam na na-extended pa,” said Guino-o.  

 

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