MANILA, Philippines — Vanie Gandler made probably the most of her enjoying time, placing on the ending touches within the third set to assist Cignal sweep Farm Contemporary and enhance its semifinal possibilities in Pool B of the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Invitational Convention.
Gandler, who solely noticed motion within the first and third units, scored most of her eight factors within the ultimate body because the HD Spikers pressured a triple tie at 3-1 with F2 Logistics and Petro Gazz.
The previous Ateneo spiker was keen to assist her professional staff as a decent race looms for the 2 semis spots in Pool B with Choco Mucho additionally in rivalry with a 2-1 document.
“In fact, [my mindset was] to get each win as a result of each recreation on this convention may be very essential so I actually simply needed to do my function so I may assist the staff,” mentioned Gandler, who has been offering the spark from Cignal’s bench.
The 22-year-old Gandler relished her alternative to be taught new issues from seasoned coach Shaq Delos Santos on her first professional stint after enjoying for the Ateneo Blue Eagles for 4 UAAP seasons.
“It’s been good. Coach Shaq may be very affected person with me and he actually teaches me. New system, new perspective in every part and I’m actually blissful to be studying from him,” she mentioned.
“It feels nice. I’m actually blissful to be right here, I’m actually blissful I selected Cignal, and the combat’s not over so the work continues.”
Delos Santos believes the most effective is but to come back for the PVL rookie as he praised her dedication and willingness to be taught from Cignal’s program.
“With the standard of her efficiency, it’s not onerous to inform her the issues she wants to enhance on since I’ve seen what she’s able to within the UAAP,” the Cignal coach mentioned in Filipino. “We’re grateful she selected Cignal. I’m positive her efficiency shall be even higher within the coming video games or subsequent convention as a result of he’s very simple to show and really prepared to be taught.”
Except for his coach, who needs her to be extra mature within the execs, Gandler can be desirous to be taught each side of the sport from the veteran HD Spikers Rachel Anne Daquis, Ces Molina, and Jovelyn Gonzaga.
“In fact, [I need to improve] each side of the sport. I’m nonetheless new to this league so I’m actually studying extra with my extra skilled ates,” she mentioned. “Blocking is primary however then coach Shaq actually teaches me. He’s affected person with me.”
Gandler is happy to play her subsequent recreation as she battles her former Ateneo teammates Deanna Wong, Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag, and Bea De Leon when Cignal and Choco Mucho conflict in a pivotal match on Tuesday.
“Tremendous excited [since] it’s a giant recreation. These are the video games that everybody would like to be part of, high quality volleyball. We’ll be enjoying this degree of volleyball,” she mentioned.
Cignal coach Shaq Delos Santos and Vanie Gandler after sweeping Farm Contemporary. #PVL2023
Posted by Inquirer Sports on Thursday, July 13, 2023
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