UP drowns Navy, boosts V-League battle for bronze bid
MANILA, Philippines - The University of the Philippines Lady Maroons nabbed game one of their best-of-3 battle for bronze against the Philippine Navy Coastguards, 25-18, 19-25, 22-25, 10-25, in the Shakey’s V-League Reinforced Conference, Saturday, November 28, at the Arena in San Juan.
Justine Dorog topped all scorers with 18 points, while Isa Molde and Katherine Bersola chipped in 17 and 13 markers respectively to seal the deal for UP.
After dropping the first set, the Lady Maroons regained focus in the next three sets with the offensive efforts of Bersola and Molde.
“Andiyan pa rin ‘yung jitters and takot. Work in progress parin,” said UP Coach Gerry Yee.
(We are still a work in progress. We still have game jitters.)
According to Yee, their main purpose for joining the Shakey’s V-League is to give exposure to the team, most especially to his rookies.
It surely worked well for his squad as two of his players won individual awards.
Katherine Bersola and Sheena Chopitea were awarded as best middle blockers of the Shakey’s V-League Season 12 Reinforced Conference.
“Malaking bagay sa kumpiyansa ng bata every time they win an award,” said Coach Yee.
(These awards serve as a confidence booster for them.)
Paulina Soriano led the Coastguards with 14 points while Lilet Mabbayad and Florence Madulid combined for 23 markers. – Rappler.com