Thrust into role of setter, NU utility spiker Jasmin Nabor feeling the pressure but relishing the challenge
A star spiker for the NU girls' team, Jasmine Nabor initially did not want to take the setter spot in the women's side, but says she is now enjoying the job. Dante Peralta

JASMINE Nabor admits feeling the pressure, but is relishing the challenge as she relearns moves she played early in high school.

The National University utility spiker is thrust into the role of setter after Ivy Perez payed her final year in the UAAP and Rica Diolan left the Lady Bulldogs.

Nabor did well as NU played its first match in the V-League Open, delivering 31 of the Lady Bulldogs’ 32 excellent sets in a four-set victory over Laoag on Saturday.

She initially did not want to take the job — it was in the first two years of high school when she played the spot —but Nabor is getting the hang of it.

“Nape-pressure pa po kasi noong first year and second year high school naging setter ako pero hindi naman po ganoon katutok parang ‘yung play ko noon set lang sa open tapos quick.

“Tapos ilang months lang po ako naturuan patong-patong noong kay (NU girls team) coach Babes Castillo,” said Nabor.

She said her teammates have been supportive.

“Ok naman ang adjustment kasi tinutulungan nila ako, kapag pangit ang set ko tinatanong ko po agad kung may mali para maayos ko agad,” she said.

“Sa ngayon nag-eenjoy na po ako gaya noong una noong nawala si Diolan ako po ’yung pumalit nape-pressure pa po ako tapos ayaw ko po tanggapin pero no choice naman po tapos noong tumagal-taga na sa training nag-eenjoy na po ako kasi tinutulungan ako ng teammates ko sa adjustment,” she added.

Nabor will again show her skills on Wednesday when NU faces co-leader Pocari Sweat.

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