Dolly Grace Verzosa is uncomfortable giving orders in court. But on Thursday afternoon, when the game was on the field, the first-time team captain didn't hesitate to take charge of their young, inexperienced Jose Rizal teammates.
"Every time there is a crucial piece, I ask her:" Do you want to win? "Said Verzosa." Our coach kept telling us that the team that stood still was the one that wanted to win. When I asked the players on the field, they responded well. "
The Open Spiker also set a good example and scored 21 points when the JRU San Sebastian caught 22-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21, 15-8 to complete his campaign in the 95th NCAA to start women's volleyball at the Filoil Flying V Center.
"My problem is that sometimes I feel like I'm still young and need more maturity to lead the team and tell everyone what to do," said Verzosa, a management junior. "But today I felt obliged to become the captain."
Jose Rizal's trainer Ma. Anna Tioseco said that the Lady Bombers are also trying to reach the semi-finals this season, at least this season, with a young squad consisting of three undergraduate students and a few newcomers.
"Hopefully we will build on this goal from here," said Tioseco, whose indictment ended in fifth place last year. "We should focus more on defense and communication within the court."
The latter falls hard on Verzosa's shoulders.
Fortunately, when he was pushed to the wall, Verzosa found reliable help from teammates Sydney Niegos, Risa Rose and Renesa Melgar, who achieved double-digit results.
Niegos won 13 points, while Rose and Melgar added 12 and 11 points for the Lady Bombers.
The three-time defending champion Arellano later scored his second victory in a row after tearing Mapua 25: 13, 25: 20, 25: 12.
Regine Arocha again led Arellano with 19 points, while Princess Bello and Carla Donato each used seven markers.
Sarah Princess Verutiao, Mikaela Juanich and Necole Ebuen each contributed six points for the Lady Chiefs, who finally outbid their championship form.
"Compared to our game last week, it was a better performance," said Obet Javier, Arellano coach. "Because this time the players were up to the task."
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