LA Salle star Kim Dy vowed she’d make up for her previous game - and she did.
Coming from a painful loss to Adamson, Dy carried La Salle in thier four-set win over Ateneo, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament on Saturday at the MOA Arena.
The graduating opposite spiker, who had eight points in their loss to Adamson, bounced back and delivered a game-high 21 points, from 11 hits, and a personal-best seven of the team’s 12 blocks to go with three service aces.
“After naming matalo sa Adamson, nag-message sa akin 'yung bata na 'yan (Dy). Sabi niya, sorry, nag-sorry and then babawi ako. Eto naman, pinakita naman niya,” shared La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus.
Dy, who was sitting next to de Jesus during the post-game interview, turned bashful when her coach revealed her message.
“Secret nga coach,” she shyly said. “Well, noong Adamson kasi, it was just bad, sobrang bad game. After ng game na 'yun, hindi ako makatulog, hindi ako mapakali.”
“Siyempre tinext ko si coach, na parang, 'Sorry coach, alam kong may inaasahan kayo sa akin, so babawi ako next game.' Sabi ko sa kanya,” she added.
Although it has been a week since de Jesus said that their play was more suited for barangay competitions than in the UAAP, Dy pointed out that it was they needed.
De Jesus’ tough love was a wake-up call for the slumping Lady Spikers.
“Actually, sanay na kasi kami kay coach. ‘Yun nga, he never gives any puri. He looks at our mistakes,” said Dy. “Siguro, eye-opening din sa amin ‘yun na deserve naman namin kung ano man ang sinabi niya.”
“Kasi we really showed the hindi magandang laro. So whatever he says to us, accept namin na ‘yun nga ang nakita niya” she added.
La Salle finished the first round of elimination with a 5-2 win-loss record, tied with Far Eastern University at the No. 2 spot.