PUSHED to another do-or-die game for the Philippine Super Liga crown, Aby Marano vows for no repeat of last year’s ending after Foton forced F2 Logistics to a rubber match for the All-Filipino title.
F2 Logistics dropped an 18-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-18 decision to Foton on Saturday to fall into another Game Three, where Marano has been in a similar situation last year as part of the Petron squad facing the same foe when the Tornadoes won the decider of the Grand Prix. But Marano is defiant this time.
“Ako talaga, whether it’s my time or not, gusto ko na nandito na ako, basta naghahabol ng championship. Kailangan makuha na namin ito kasi sobrang daming team na gusto maglaro sa finals, and we’re given the chance to play in finals diba?,” Marano said.
“Make the most of that moment na ikaw ang maglalaro [at] mapanalo mo. Hangga’t maaari pag ikaw nasa harap ka, lagi kong pinaparingan sarili ko na kailangan quality time na nandito ako, makapuntos para sa team,” she added. “Kaya whether it’s Foton or not Foton, kapag finals, amin ‘tong championship.”
Marano also lamented their unsuccessful challenge that awarded Foton the win, where she felt it should have been a check ball against the Tornadoes that would have extended the match.
“Alam ko tumama talaga ‘yun, at saka nakita ko. Basta nakita ko siya tumama sa finger. Sa tingin ko ah, tsaka narinig ko din eh, basta touch ‘yun,” Marano said.
“Kung naging successful ‘yun, malay mo makayanan namin five consecutive kasi hindi mo din masasabi eh, malay mo ayun yung maging fire namin para humabol diba?” she added.