KATH Arado showed big heart and played two matches just minutes apart, and displayed great resolve after twice suffering heartbreaking losses.
The tireless libero said she will never get tired of going for the wins, even as her mother team University of the East and club Generika-Ayala bowed to their foes in the Super Liga on Tuesday at the Muntinlupa Sports Center.
The Lady Warriors had 12 digs and 11 excellent in the Lady Red Warriors’ 25-27, 25-19, 14-25, 20-25 loss to the finals-bound UST Tigresses in the PSL collegiate tournament and quickly changed her uniform to make 32 digs and 16 excellent receptions for Generika-Ayala in a 25-21, 15-25, 20-25, 25-19, 5-15 loss to F2 Logistics in the All-Filipino Conference semifinals.
“Nasa isip ko kasi yung sa UE din kailangan din kasi namin (manalo) kasi kailangan namin ng confidence para sa UAAP,” said Arado, the the UAAP Season 80 best digger and best receiver.
“Kasi nga siyempre UAAP team din yung kalaban namin. Yun yung laging sinasabi ni coach Karl (Dimaculangan) sa amin na kumuha kayo ng experience din para madala niyo sa UAAP.”
Arado said she was glad to play in a semifinal for the first time, and vowed to work harder as she hopes to soon get a chance to battle for a title.
“Ito namang sa Generika, first time namin mag-semis and sa akin din as a player first time ko rin sa semis,” Arado said.
“So yun yung nagmomotivate sa akin sa game kaya kahit minsan nararamdaman ko lumalambot na yung katawan ko sa pagod parang nasa isip ko din yung ganoong pangyayari na first time namin kusa na din gumagalaw yung katawan ko kahit pagod.”