LA Salle star Mika Reyes refused to dwell on their painful loss to Far Eastern University in the semifinals of the UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball tournament on Sunday at the MOA Arena.
The Lady Spikers looked headed to an easy win before the Lady Tamaraws stormed back from a two-set deficit to pull off a, 15-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-21, 16-14 win, in the process denying the Taft-based squad an easy path to the Finals.
Reyes, who always displays a tough demeanor on the court, shed tears after the match but the comely volleybelle insisted later that she has gotten over the defeat.
“I’m totally fine. Of course kailangan maibawi talaga syempre part ng paglalaro talaga ‘yan, part ng life ‘yan,” she said after the Lady Spikers spent more than an hour inside the locker room.
La Salle, which enjoys a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four as the second seedf, will have another chance to book a trip back to the Finals in Game Two on Wednesday.
“Kesa sisihin ko ang sarili ko na, ‘Ay sabi ko sa sarili ko hindi na mauulit,’ eh ‘di mas lalo ko lang dinown ang sarili ko so move on, move on. Kailangan mag-move on talaga,” she added.
If La Salle wins Game Two, it will arrange a rematch against two-time Finals tormentor Ateneo.