Nagpunta kami rito para maglaro at manalo -- Pocari Sweat's Elaine Kasilag

Mark Escarlote on Jun 25, 2016 11:11 PM
Nagpunta kami rito para maglaro at manalo -- Kasilag
Hindi tayo pumunta rito para magpatalo -- Pocari Sweat's Elaine Kasilag (no. 9)

Pocari Sweat received a terrible beating in the second set on live television.

But not even an embarrassing 6-point output the whole second frame could stop the Lady Warriors.

Elaine Kasilag and returning Myla Pablo rallied Pocari Sweat back on its feet in the third frame and put BaliPure on the losing end of one of the greatest comebacks in the V-League.  

Down 0-2 in the match, the Lady Warriors battled their way uphill to eke out a thrilling 21-25, 6-25, 26-24, 27-25, 19-17 win in the 13th V-League Open Conference Saturday night at the PhilSporst Arena to remain undefeated in six matches.

“Pagkatapos ng isang set back to zero naman ang laban. Matalo o manalo kailangang i-push ang mga bata kasi kung hindi lalo lang mababaon, lalo nang made-depress lalo lang kaming matatalo,” said Pocari Sweat assistant coach Rommel Abella.

The bench tactician said that despite giving away seven aces in the second set where they were vulnerable on defense he never lost faith on his wards. 

“So wala kaming ibang magagawa kundi i-push ang mga bata. Alam naman namin ang capabilities nila. Wala naman na kaming magagawa kundi i-push ang mga bata para mailabas nila kung ano ang kaya nila,” he added.

Kasilag, who finished her night with 20 points from 18 kills, said that it was chaos inside the court in the second set.  

“Nangyari po sa amin is parang naunahan kami sa score and nawala po yung ingay namin,” she said. “Hindi na po namin alam kung sino ang kukuha ng bola. Hindi na po kami nagko-communicate sa isa’t isa kaya ganoon po ang kinalabasan.”

When they trooped back to the court to open the third set, they threw away what had transpired in the previous frame.

They made BaliPure pay.  

“Pagkatapos ng second set sinabi naming sa isa’t isa na, “Third set is another set. Back to zero angat tayo dapat, mauuna tayo sa kanila. Alagwa tayo kaagad,” added the Perpetual-Laguna product.

And this they did.

Simply put: they showed up inside the jampacked arena to win.

Who cares about the second set, volleyball games are won by taking three frames.

“Hindi tayo pumunta rito para magpatalo. Nagpunta tayo rito para maglaro at manalo,” said Kasilag.

 

 

 

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