MANILA, Philippines — Chery Tiggo might have swept Galeries Tower however the Crossovers deputy coach KungFu Reyes was pleased to see Dimdim Pacres within the Premier Volleyball League (PVL).
Going up in opposition to her faculty coach and former teammates Eya and EJ Laure, Pacres led the Highrisers’ gallant struggle within the third set and completed with 11 factors earlier than the Crossovers earned their second straight win, 25-14, 25-15, 25-21, on Thursday at FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan Metropolis.
“I’m pleased for her as a result of she’s again. She can have a further earnings that’s primary. The second is she will be able to lastly play her beloved sport and it’s one other probability for her to construct a steady profession as a professional participant,” stated Reyes in Filipino.
The 26-year-old Pacres revealed that Reyes didn’t cease motivating her throughout her four-year hiatus from the game the place she suffered from despair after some firms tried to recruit her however didn’t push by way of.
Reyes stated he was alarmed after listening to from the Laure sisters that Pacres was out of form throughout their go to to Cebu.
“We nonetheless have fixed communication Since she’s not taking part in her physique weight doubled. So I informed her to care for herself and keep match. Despite the fact that she was not taking part in, I informed her to proceed figuring out even when she’s not taking part in to forestall sickness,” the College of Santo Tomas coach stated. “She had anxiousness and despair due to the pandemic however I informed her that life shouldn’t cease and no workforce will recruit you for those who gained’t work out. Simply keep disciplined and wholesome and carry on coaching.”
“At the least, she listened that’s why she’s right here once more as a result of she earned it. I reminded her that you simply gained’t get what you need immediately so you need to take one step at a time,” he added.
The Chery Tiggo deputy coach admitted that the hard-hitting reverse spiker made it onerous for them within the third set. That’s why he informed his gamers to remain affected person and browse Pacres’ method and assaults.
“Bodily, Dimdim isn’t that ready however her intuition and willpower to attain and lead are nonetheless there. So I informed them to learn her actions properly. Within the third set, she unleashed her robust assaults and confirmed us the Increase Pacres we all know,” Reyes stated.
Reyes and Pacres could also be in several groups however the veteran coach hopes the most effective for his former participant.
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“Hopefully, we are able to see extra of her earlier than the convention ends. I hope she continues to cut back weight so she will be able to attain her full potential,” he stated.
Chery Tiggo deputy KungFu Reyes is pleased for Dimdim Pacres of Galeries Tower. #PVL2023
Posted by Inquirer Sports activities on Thursday, October 19, 2023