MANILA, Philippines — Vange Alinsug eyes nothing however the championship for Nationwide College within the UAAP Season 86 girls’s volleyball event, which fires off on Saturday at Mall of Asia Area.
The sophomore spiker, who was the consultant of the Girl Bulldogs in the course of the press convention on Monday, shared the starvation of her crew to redeem themselves from final yr’s heartbreaking defeat to the De La Salle Girl Spikers.
“We simply need the championship. Proper after Season 85, all of us made it our objective to not cease till we get the championship in Season 86,” Alinsug advised reporters in Filipino.
From being a rookie final season, Alinsug will embrace a much bigger function along with fellow holdovers Bella Belen, Alyssa Solomon, Sheena Toring, and Lams Lamina after the departure of crew captain Cess Robles, Jennifer Nierva, and Joyme Cagande, who led the crew to back-to-back finals appearances together with an ideal title run in Season 84.
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“I’ll have the identical function however we now have to be extra vocal as a crew and assist one another contained in the courtroom,” stated Alinsug. “Anticipate me to contribute each recreation and provides my one hundred pc greatest as a result of we have to play out each recreation.”
NU introduced again Norman Miguel as head coach to work hand-in-hand with Karl Dimaculangan and recruited Arah Panique and Kaye Bombita from the Naga School Basis.
The Girl Bulldogs didn’t have an abroad coaching however their core gamers represented the Philippine girls’s volleyball crew within the Southeast Asia VLeague final yr and so they swept the Shakey’s Tremendous League preseason event, the place La Salle didn’t take part.
“It had a big impact on us as gamers and as a crew as a result of we skilled the excessive stage of play there in comparison with right here,” stated Alinsug. “We regrouped after final season. We labored on our lapses as a crew and we’re ensuring that this season we are going to stick with our championship objective.”
Alinsug stated the strain gained’t be the identical in comparison with final season after they tried to defend the crown. However what’s clear for the Girl Bulldogs is their final objective: redemption.
“We all know what we would like and that’s redemption. We need to bounce again,” Alinsug stated.
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