Vengeful Kate Morrell eyes big win over UST to close V-League stint on high note
Kate Morrell has not forgotten about BaliPure's opening loss to UST. Jerome Ascano

COMING off a sorry loss in the semifinals, BaliPure import Kate Morrell looks to settle an old score against University of Santo Tomas when they face off in the battle for third in the Shakey’s V-League Reinforced Conference.

The American outside hitter accepted their fate as the Alyssa Valdez-led Bureau of Customs showed grit and poise to take a 25-21, 25-16, 24-26, 8-25, 15-8 win in Game Three of the best-of-three semis on Wednesday at the PhilSports Arena.

“We got outplayed hands down,” said Morrell on their loss to BoC.

Broken but unbowed, Morrell shifts her focus on avenging their elimination round loss to UST in a best-of-three battle for third starting on Saturday.

BaliPure started the conference on a losing note at the hands of import-less collegiate team Tigresses, 25-21, 21-25, 23-25, 13-25.

“Getting that first loss, I’m still bitter about that,” said Morrell. “Definitely we’ll be getting revenge after that loss.”

“It’s gonna be tough coming off of this loss, you know getting kicked out, going into third and fourth and not going in to the finals, but I think if we turn around and look at it as some kind of a revenge match, [we can] redeem ourselves from the first match,” she added.

Still, Morrell stressed that it will still be difficult task for them to beat the Tigresses.

“Hopefully that (first loss) could light a fire under us but it’s gonna be a tough match,” she said. “They’ve gotten better, they’ve given Pocari Sweat a huge run for their money. I think both series are going to be competitive.”

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