By Lance Agcaoili
PETRON’s Mika Reyes is not bothered taking on her former team, F2 Logistics, in the Finals for the fourth consecutive time in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference .
The former De La Salle star remains modest on her goal of bringing another title to the Blaze Spikers, when they open their fourth straight Finals series with the Cargo Movers starting this Thursday.
“Fourth na namin magkikita sa Finals. Wala naman ng epekto sa akin,” said Reyes, who scored seven points in Petron’s 25-12, 25-15, 25-18 semifinals win over Smart-Army on Saturday at the Muntinlupa Sports Center.
“Professional lang talaga inside the court, outside the court magkakaibigan kami, same treatment pa rin talaga,” she added.
Reyes is seeking her third championship with Petron and deliver the sixth overall title of the franchise.
“Masaya, pero kasi nandoon pa rin 'yung goal ng team. Alam namin na everyone of us are working really hard to get a championship,” the 6-foot middle blocker said. “Step-by-step lang talaga kailangan. Hindi kami pwede tumingin sa championship kung hindi kami titingin sa next few games.”
But as the Blaze Spikers take on a familiar foe that forced them to play three epic matches in the past two Grand Prix Finals, Reyes is looking to bring out the best in her to achieve the team’s goal.
“Hindi ko masabing ito na 'yung complete na gusto ko as a player. Nage-extra ako sa blocking kasi 'yun talaga 'yung kailangan ng team and defense talaga,” she said.
“Mabilis kasi talaga 'yung mga games, knockout games talaga. Kailangan, in a short span of time, buo na 'yung chemistry ng team. Hindi kami pwedeng magpabaya. Last two or three games na lang 'to.”