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UST Growling Tigers’ Xyza Gula soars for successful in opposition to NU defenders. –SSL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Xyza Gula introduced out the combat in College of Santo Tomas within the workforce’s runner-up end to powerhouse Nationwide College within the Shakey’s Tremendous League (SSL) Pre-Season Championship on Saturday night at Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

Gula powered the Tigresses’ powerful stand, pushing the Girl Bulldogs to their limits earlier than Bella Belen took over within the fourth and placed on the ending touches to finish one other excellent title run, 17-25, 25-15, 20-25, 20-25  in Sport 2.

The high-flying spiker, who led UST with 18 factors together with three aces, mentioned she was decided to point out her deadly attacking type, which she first showcased within the first Tremendous League season final 12 months.

“I wished to deliver again my recreation. As a result of on this league, I performed off [in our previous games]. I waited for this second to point out my recreation,” she mentioned in Filipino.

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Regardless of settling for silver of their first preseason finals in 4 years, Gula remained happy with UST after changing into the one workforce on this event to deal NU set losses.

“We’re proud as a result of it’s like we confronted a world workforce. Our workforce continues to be rebuilding however we gave our greatest and confirmed we’re not only a brief UST workforce. We stood tall and confirmed what we are able to do by preventing till the tip,” mentioned Gula.

Starting life with out Eya Laure, Imee Hernandez, and Milena Alessandrini, Gula has emerged as one in all UST’s most important choices together with Regina Jurado and rookie Angeline Poyos, who received Greatest Outdoors Hitter awards within the final two SSL tournaments this 12 months.

From pushing NU to its limits, Gula vows to be stronger for UST, heading to the UAAP Season 86 subsequent 12 months.

Siguro po mas titibayan pa po namin sa coaching and sa puso po kasi dun po talaga kami magtatalunan, hindi po sa expertise, kundi po sa laban po ng puso namin,” she mentioned.

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