JUST a day after losing in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix, Aby Marano encountered more heartache after Philippine Army bowed to PLDT Home Ultera in the Shakey’s V-League Season 12 Reinforced Conference finals.
The double whammy was too much to bear for Marano, who, after enduring the shock over Petron's loss to Foton in the PSL finals on Saturday, suffered more heartache in Army's 21-25, 22-25, 25-22, 21-25, loss to the Ultra Fast Hitters on Sunday at The Arena in San Juan.
“Wala sobrang na overwhelm na ganon nangyrari sa dalawang team ko sa Finals,” said the former La Salle skipper, a guest player in the Army side that didn't taste defeat until the finals.
“Unbeaten sa elims itong Army, come championship natalo kami twice,” she rued. “Inisip ko na lang na this is not for my teams, God has better plans for us, for me.”
Marano, however, was steadfast in her belief that the pair of setbacks will make her stronger and better.
“I’ll strive more and be a better athlete,” vowed Marano.
But for now, the pain lingers for the popular spiker.
“Syempre kailangan ko mag cheer up, sobrang sakit lang sa side ko," she said. “Dalawang team ko na pinaghihirapan ko every single training, ibuhos lahat ng pagod ko sa isang araw dalawang beses ensayo ‘tas ganun resulta, sakit.”