KIM Dy proved to be the key to La Salle’s victory over archrivals Ateneo Lady Eagles, earning the nod for the UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week (POW) title.
Dy exploded with a season-high of 21 points off 11 spikes, seven blocks and three aces, aiding the Lady Spikers to topple the Lady Eagles, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The opposite spiker vowed to head coach Ramil de Jesus that she would make up for her lackluster performance in La Salle’s loss to Adamson.
Her efforts allowed the Lady Spikers to bounce back strong and edge out Ateneo for second place in the standings.
"After naming matalo sa Adamson, nag-message sa akin 'yung bata na 'yan. Sabi niya, sorry, nag-sorry and then babawi ako. Eto naman, pinakita naman niya,”said de Jesus.
Dy was convinced of the fact that the Lady Spikers needed to bounce back and regain their confidence.
“I think, coming from a loss kasi, kailangan talaga naming mag-bounce back. And we need to get that confidence again,” said Dy.
Dy was chosen over POW candidates University of the East’s Shaya Adorador and Kath Arado, Far Eastern University captain Bernadeth Pons, National University stalwart Jaja Santiago and University of the Philippines’ topscorer Tots Carlos.