JASMIN Nabor took charge in helping National University snap a two-game losing skid in the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan on Monday.
The 20-year old NU setter was all over the court as she scored 10 points, including four of the team’s seven blocks, and made all but one of the team’s 27 excellent sets in 25-15, 25-16, 25-18 victory over Iriga.
But NU coach Roger Gorayeb pointed out that Nabor's biggest contribution was not found in the stats sheet.
“Pinaka-malaking factor sa amin si Nabor,” said NU coach Roger Gorayeb. “Kasi nagiging magaan para sa spiker (kasi) walang tension between the setter and the spiker."
“Maski masama ang mai-set sa kanila ni Jas, palibhasa napakabait na setter ni Jas, hindi mo makikita na nagsisimangutan sila. Kaya si Jas lagi ang normal na kinakausap ko,” he added.
The multi-titled coach was also particularly impressed with Nabor’s skill, citing two excellent quick sets by the NU setter for Jaja Santiago.
“Eh nabibigay naman ni Jas, katulad kanina may dalawang palo si Jaja, ganoon ang gusto kong height ng quick ni Jaja,” said the former national coach.
The veteran mentor admitted that while he was satisfied with Nabor’s performance, he still wants the incoming sophomore, who was converted form utility spiker to setter, to be more assertive inside the court.
“Sabi ko nga kay Jas, setter ka, ikaw ang cocontrol sa kilos ng mga spiker mo. Hindi sila ang magsasabi kung ano ang gusto nila,” said Gorayeb. “Kaya dapat tayong dalawa magkatuwang tayo. Parang ikaw ‘yung coach doon sa loob kaya dapat ‘yung personality mo malakas.”
“Skill wise, okay na siya pero ang psychology niya sa laro hindi pa ‘yung gusto ko mangyari, hindi pa niya makuha lahat,” he added.
“‘Yung kalian ka magpe-play ng ganito, ‘yung kalian ka aatake ng may combination. Kaya ngayon habang nag-uumpisa pa lang si Jas, sinasabi ko na sa kanya ang gusto kong mangyari sa laro para ang atake fluid palagi, para walang miscommunication.”
The Lady Bulldogs, which came from back-to-back five-set defeats to Pocari Sweat and Bali Pure respectively, improved to 2-2 in a tie with Laoag.