KYLE Negrito and Heather Guino-o are determined to work hard to finally win a title after several silver medal finishes by Far Eastern University.
Second placers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s tournament and runners-up for two straight PVL Collegiate Conferences, the Lady Tamaraws hope to reach the top this time.
“Puro kami silver finish siguro kulang lang kami ng panapos sa huli, siguro tapang pa, puso pa, laban pa,” said Negrito, a graduating setter.
“Ngayong season, ayoko lang i-take for granted yung last playing year ko,” she added.
Guino-o, a graduating outside hitter, believes the team has what it takes to surpass the silver medal finish, even without Bernadeth Pons who is now in the commercial leagues.
The team featuring middle blocker Celine Domingo, libero Buding Duremdes and back-up setter Angel Cayuna, with Jerrili Malabanan as skipper, gets a boost with the arrival of Lycha Ebon.
Guino-o and Negrito hope that their intensity would rub off on their teammates, especially the younger players.
“Mas inisip namin na mas kailangan naming tatagan kaming mga seniors, na kailangan naming maging buo para yung mga bata susunod talaga sa amin,” Guino-o said.
“Siguro season with no regrets yung talagang all out bawat game, bawat set, bawat point, bawat rally, talagang I will try to give my very best,” Negrito said.