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    Just two weeks into volleyball comeback, Michele Gumabao faces must-win match to extend Super Liga stint

    Jul 19, 2014

    IT has only been two weeks since Michele Gumabao made her volleyball comeback, and now she is in a must-win situation to extend her Super Liga stint.

    AirAsia battles two-time champion Generika-Army in a knockout semifinal match at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Cuneta Astrodome.

    After two months in a television reality show, Gumabao is now working hard to get back in top form and match the level of the rest of the Flying Spikers.

    “Tsaga lang, sa training, sa laro tsaga lang talaga. Kahit walang oras magtraining push lang.”

    “Hindi (naman kami) makakarating sa semis if 'di nagpursige 'yung iba,” she said. “Pero wala ako sa kondisyon pero at least pag dating sa dulo meron pa nalalabas sa laro.”

    Gumabao had a bit role in the Flying Spikers’ victory against Cagayan Valley, 16-25, 16-25, 25-16, 25-17, 15-13, a week ago with solid blocks at the net plus the match-clinching quick attack.

    “Lahat ng laro ko blessing lang talaga, sobra ko lang na-miss maglaro," she said.

    The 21-year old opposite spiker has played two matches, but is obviously unsatisfied after registering just a total of nine points in two matches with the Flying Spikers.

    “Nakakapanibago kasi 'yung nasa loob ka ng bahay for two months walang ingay, walang tao, so nakakapanibago 'yung intensity dito sa labas.”

    “Nakukulangan ako ng oras mag training,” added the former La Salle Lady Spikers star, who now hopes to manage her time for volleyball and showbusiness.

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