IT took Judith Abil extraordinary 20-20-20 game for University of the East to win its first game in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.
Abil finished with 22 points, all on attacks, to go with 21 excellent receptions and 20 digs as the Lady Warriors ended a two-game skid with a 20-25, 28-26, 25-23, 25-22 victory over Adamson on Wednesday at the Arena in San Juan City.
“Sobrang nagulat po kasi for me gusto ko lang mag-perform ng maganda at tulungan ang mga teammates ko,” the graduating open spiker said. “Na-boost yung confidence ko dahil sa tulong din ng mga teammates ko.”
After averaging 17.3 points in their first three games, Abil outdid herself to deliver a win for the Lady Warriors. But she was the first to insist that is wasn't a one-woman job.
“Sobrang nakaka-proud kasi hindi lang (ako), 'yung buong kaming team 'yung naglaro kanina. Sobrang nakakataba ng puso,” Abil said.
“Gusto talaga naming bumawi galing sa talo namin last game. Na-timing lang din na Adamson ang kalaban namin ngayon. Yung pagkukulang lahat namin noong last game, pinakita namin 'yung saya, yung lahat ng galaw sa loob ng court.”
With a game against favorite Ateneo on Sunday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Abil said the Lady Warriors are hungry for more.
“Sabi nga ni coach Karl (Dimaculangan) sa amin sa training, every win namin parang reward na din namin sa sarili namin, para mas magpupursige pa kami sa next game namin,” Abil said.