LA Salle star Kim Dy insisted she’s ready to play after recovering from a left ankle sprain, but the Lady Spikers chose to take a cautious approach in preparation for their rematch against rival Ateneo on April 8 in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.
Last year’s Finals MVP sat out the entire match against Adamson, 25-14, 25-14, 25-16, on Saturday at the MOA Arena.
“Oo ready ako kanina. Okay naman pero coach opted to let me not play na lang, rest na lang,” said Dy, who hurt her left ankle after an awkward landing during their game against University of Santo Tomas on Wednesday.
The fourth year opposite spiker assured that she will be ready in time for their second face-off with the Lady Eagles, a game Dy is fired up to play.
“I’ll be playing. I’m super excited and gigil at the same time,” she said.
In the first round the Lady Spikers’ comeback fell short as the Lady Eagles hacked out a, 26-24, 26-24, 21-25, 25-17 win.
Dy said they are motivated to avenge their loss and will use the entire week preparing for their match.
“May pwede kaming i-hugot, ‘yung talo namin round one, then week before Ateneo’s game dun kami mag push hangga’t kaya namin,” she said.
La Salle is currently on top with an 11-2 record while Ateneo is half a game behind with a 10-2 card.
The Lady Eagles will face listless University of the East on Sunday.