Pam Lastimosa cherishes return to Final Four in final season with UST Tigresses
Pam Lastimosa (second, left) hopes to end her college career with a bang. Jerome Ascano

UNIVERSITY of Sto.  Tomas skipper Pam Lastimosa cherishes the Tigresses’ return to the Final Four as she goes for the title one last time.

Lastimosa, a graduating player, is the only remnant of the UST squad that made it to the Final Four in Season 74.

“Siyempre, last ko na din. It’s really a big achievement na din na sa last year ko naka-Final Four ako,” Lastimosa said after the Tigresses eliminated National University on the final day of the eliminations of UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.

“I’m so happy not just for me, but also for the team, the community, the UST community, and especially the coaches who really worked hard and helped us throughout the season,” she added.

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Back after missing the entire Season 78 with an ACL injury in her left knee, Lastimosa vows to play all out as the Tigresses try to overcome twice-to-beat third seed La Salle.

“Mindset ng buong team is to go all out, kasi ito (Final Four) yung first goal namin which we achieved already, so hindi namin sasayangin yung opportunity na binigay naming,” Lastimosa said.

“Nandyan lang lagi ako sa kanila to encourage, tulong tulong lang kami sa lahat ng bagay,” she added. 

Gabriel Pe


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