MANILA, Philippines — Alyssa Solomon could have led the way in which for Nationwide College in Sport 1 of the Shakey’s Tremendous League (SSL) Pre-Season Championship Season 2 finals, however she deflected the credit score to their second stringers for serving to them get better from a primary set loss.
The Woman Bulldogs dropped their first set defeat within the event however recovered immediately to show again College of Santo Tomas, 21-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-17, to maneuver inside a win from one other sweep of the event.
It was Arah Panique, Kaye Bombita, and Aisha Bello who sparked the Woman Bulldogs’ assault within the second set that equalized the sport to 1 set apiece. Then Solomon and the starters took over to place away the Tigresses on Friday evening at Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
“In the course of the first set, we lacked enjoyment. Our second stringers confirmed us that they had been having fun with and enjoying with out strain within the second set,” stated Solomon, who completed with 15 factors constructed on 11 assaults, three aces, and a block, in Filipino.
“So for us, starters, why not play like them?”
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Solomon joined palms with Bella Belen and Vange Alinsug to nail the ending blows on UST to complete what the bench began as NU remained unbeaten in 9 video games.
“I’m so happy with them as a result of, in our previous few video games, their efficiency was not at this stage. This second set, they confirmed that they don’t wish to lose however they’ll benefit from the recreation on the identical time,” she stated.
The reigning SSL MVP nonetheless lauded UST for pushing them to their limits after Regina Jurado, Angeline Poyos, and Jonna Perdido made it arduous for them.
“UST actually labored arduous for each single level they usually didn’t let the ball fall. I’m completely happy as a result of we had been in a position to get this win,” stated Solomon.
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NU has an opportunity to clinch the title in Sport 2 for a second straight excellent championship run on Saturday at 5 p.m.
“We have to preserve our focus and keep hungry. We are able to’t be complacent,” Solomon stated.