Myla Pablo shows bigger heart behind big game in taking over late rally for streaking Pocari
Pocari stormed to the top behind Myla Pablo's 30 points, including some clutch hits. Dante Peralta

MYLA Pablo showed her heart is as big as her game in leading Pocari Sweat over Power Smashers, 25-19, 25-21, 23-25, 20-25, 15-11, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference on Saturday at The Arena in San Juan.

The open spiker from Tarlac scored 30 points, all from spikes, to hand the Lady Warriors their third straight win to earn the top spot (3-0).

Down 8-9 in the fifth set, Pablo scored back-to-back points to give Pocari Sweat the lead, 11-9, before she pushed the Lady Warriors at match point, 14-9.

“Inisip ko talaga na kailangan pag lumalamang sila, kailangan (lumaban) kami,” said Pablo after the match that took two hours and six minutes to finish.

“Mindset ko talaga tulungan ko ang team ko and then kahit pagod na kami, hindi namin iniisip na pagod na kami, na aayaw na kami. Hindi (ganoon), ang mindset namin lalaban ka hanggang sa ulo,” she added.

Pablo said that she asked their setter Gyzelle Sy to give her the ball down the stretch and she’ll do everything she can to deliver.

“Sabi ko, o Gy kung ayaw nilang paluin, ibigay mo sakin lahat ng bola, gagawan ko ng paraan,” she said.

“Sabi ko na lang, gagawin ko na lang ang best ko, kung anong makakaya ko basta maipanalo lang ito,” she added.

Pocari Sweat will have one week to prepare before it faces Creamline on Saturday. 

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