BERNADETH Pons glad to finish strong after a poor start to the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference.
Pons revealed after Petron’s All-Filipino Conference title win that she played through a shoulder problem, but she was determined to play.
“Masaya ako na na-survive ko 'tong season na 'to kasi before nagstart nagka-tear 'yung supraspinatus ko sa right shoulder,” Pons said.
“Late na ako nakahawak ng bola. Parang di ako marunong ulit noon. 'Yung first few games namin, hindi ko na kilala 'yung sarili ko kung ako pa ba 'yung naglalaro,” the do-it-all outside hitter said. “Happy ako na nalagpasan ko 'yun and nagtiwala lang ako sa team and sa sarili ko.”
Pons added that the victory is doubly sweet as they exacted revenge on F2, which swept Petron in the PSL Invitational Finals.
“Sobrang special kasi natalo nila kami noon Invitational. Ito 'yung naging chance namin makabawi and ma-defend 'yung crown,” she said.
“'Yung F2 kasi sobrang intact nila. Grabe 'yung chemistry nila kasi college pa lang magkakasama na sila. Talagang naghirap kami para matalo sila,” she said.