MANILA, Philippines — The younger College of Santo Tomas Tigresses are wanting to show that they’ll attain higher heights even within the post-Eya Laure period beginning on Saturday within the UAAP Season 86 girls’s volleyball event.
Libero Detdet Pepito admitted that it’s laborious to fill within the large gap left by Laure, who led UST to a finals look in 2019 adopted by back-to-back Last 4 stints previously two years.
“Since we’re a rebuilding crew that is new to us as a result of nearly everybody from our crew is new. It’s laborious to lose ate Eya as a pacesetter and as a senior,” Pepito advised reporters in Filipino.
Pepito believes that their roster final yr had an opportunity to go all the best way to the highest with Laure having Milena Alessandrini and Imee Hernandez in addition to gifted kids Cassie Carballo and Regina Jurado however they settled for fourth place after dropping to high seed and eventual champion La Salle, led by rookie MVP Angel Canino, within the Last 4.
“Whenever you take a look at our gamers final season, we bought every part with Ate Eya, Ate Milena, and Ate Imee. I felt throughout that point that we have been actually robust. Parang sayang final season,” the UST captain stated.
Though they couldn’t recover from the hump in Season 85, the brand new period of Tigresses are decided to show themselves.
“This season, we’re hungrier as a result of we remorse the earlier season. We’re much more motivated,” stated Pepito.
“So removed from our earlier league, which is Shakey’s Tremendous League the place we bought bronze and silver, we have been okay since we carried out nicely with out expectations and stress. We noticed that we are able to [win games] even with out ate Eya.”
For Jurado, who will likely be one of many focal factors of UST’s offense, their group with rookie Angeline Poyos and holdover Jonna Perdido are wanting to do their greatest by enjoying their recreation and thriving below the system of longtime coach KungFu Reyes.
“We wish to show one thing and go far,” stated Jurado, who had a powerful rookie season.
“Folks come and folks go. All we’ve got to do is alter and prepare, cooperate with the brand new members and rebuild the crew. We received’t begin from scratch as a result of we have been in a position to attain [the podium in our previous leagues]. We simply should be constant and carry on bettering,” she added
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