Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

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Vanie Gandler seemed snug sitting reverse veteran Ces Molina through the tv interview, echoing confidently her veteran teammate’s assertions that Cignal is in search of brighter days in future conferences.

She was simply as snug donning the mantle as high gun for the HD Spikers on the courtroom.

“I’m simply very, very, very, very comfortable [be]trigger I understand how drained we’re, I understand how a lot work we’ve put in,” Gandler stated on Saturday. “We sacrificed a lot and in the present day I actually felt the struggle from every participant, every coach as much as the administration, so very grateful.”

She put up a number of struggle too, ending with 22 factors in Cignal’s 18-25, 25-21, 25-22, 26-24 victory over Chery Tiggo at Sensible Araneta Coliseum, with the HD Spikers sweeping the best-of-three battle for bronze in opposition to the Crossovers.

“We received cease till we get the gold,” Gandler stated after her efforts helped Cignal to its fourth bronze medal—probably the most by any franchise.

Gandler’s rise as one in every of Cignal’s sharpest weapons comes at a time when the crew is coping with the absence of star Rachel Daquis, who’s at present pursuing profession alternatives overseas.

And the previous Ateneo has given the crew a dose of optimism in simply her second convention with the HD Spikers.

Hungry for extra

“Hopefully, this (medal) shines much more within the following conferences,” stated coach Shaq Delos Santos, whose wards got here inside a knockout match of a Finals look.

“I’m additionally very comfortable as a result of this grew to become a private progress … and my teammates additionally stepped up, regardless of who entered the courtroom,” Molina stated.

“You noticed that [every HD Spiker] contributed and I do know that everybody within the crew is comfortable and hopefully within the subsequent conferences we ship a a lot better struggle,” the crew captain added.

The HD Spikers have clinched the third podium spot within the Open and Invitational Conferences in 2022 earlier than a runnerup end within the Bolstered Convention in the identical yr.

Earlier this yr, Cignal additionally completed third within the Invitational Convention.

And now, Cignal is hungry for extra success.

“Our purpose is at all times to be within the Finals. [W]e at all times fall brief however as you’ll be able to see, we, the coaches and the gamers, should not stopping … once more we’ve got no different objectives till now, even when we reached a podium end, however to achieve the Finals,” Molina stated.

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“For me, we must be extra constant each recreation, however in fact it’ll solely occur if we enhance our practices, not solely within the abilities that we’ve got, however we are able to’t cease with what we solely have, we have to uncover how one can enhance it and how one can develop as a person and as a crew,” Delos Santos stated.

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