MANILA, Philippines—Regardless of ending her UAAP profession with a Finals loss, outgoing staff captain Princess Robles is assured that the Nationwide College holdovers will bounce again and reclaim the crown subsequent season.
Robles was nonetheless happy with their run after getting swept by La Salle within the Finals with a 25-19, 25-23, 15-25, 17-25, 10-15 meltdown in Sport 2 of the UAAP Season 85 girls’s volleyball match on Sunday at Mall of Asia Area.
“It was nonetheless an excellent battle. My teammates didn’t hand over till the tip. They fought exhausting,” stated the graduating spiker in Filipino after scoring 4 factors in Sport 2, coming off the bench.
The Woman Bulldogs might have didn’t retain the title it earned in Season 84 that ended a 65-year dry spell however Robles is aware of that this setback will solely make Bella Belen and Co. stronger.
“We fell brief however it was a giant studying for Bella and our teammates subsequent yr. They’ll bounce again,” she stated.
Robles, who was final yr’s Finals MVP, solely scored a complete of 5 factors within the Finals collection as she got here off the bench in most of their video games with rookie Vange Alinsug taking the beginning function.
Though they missed the possibility for a golden repeat, Robles in addition to fellow seniors Jennifer Nierva and Joyme Cagande had been fulfilled that they introduced NU twice to the Finals together with an ideal 16-0 marketing campaign final yr.
“That is nonetheless a giant achievement and can go right down to the historical past books of the UAAP as a result of from a staff that didn’t attain the Last 4 in Season 81 to changing into a champion after we returned from the lengthy hiatus,” Robles stated. “We nonetheless made it to the Finals (this season). It’s nonetheless an excellent exit for us, three. We’re proud to say that we got here from NU.”
Robles will go dwelling to her household first earlier than plotting the following step of her profession. The skipper believes that they had been in a position to move on their resiliency to the holdovers, led by Belen and Alyssa Solomon, earlier than bidding farewell.
“Lami nila Joyme simula highschool, yung puso na palaban talaga. Yung di pa natatapos yung laban, kailangan todo kami 100%. Siguro yun yung maiiwan namin sa kanila. Ngayon pa lang nakikita na namin,” she stated.
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