By: Ohmer Bautista
Moments after barging through the win column for the first time in the PVL Reinforced Conference, Air Padda has expressed that her youth-laden Motolite squad is starting to get their bearings.
After absorbing a curtain-raising defeat at the hands of the PacificTown Army Lady Troopers, Motolite slid down the slippery slope, dropping their next three games, as they were in danger of ending the first round winless.
However, as Padda stressed, their heartbreaks just proved to be nothing but a “rude awakening” for a youthful team that has yet to realize their maximum potential.
“I think we got better each game,” the American mentor beamed. “I feel like our first game against Army was like our ‘Welcome to the PVL’ moment, especially all the college players, ‘Welcome to the pros’ and they just kinda like, I don’t know, they had a rude awakening.
“I’m just tracking like our momentum every single game has been getting better. We’ve been performing better as a team.”
In their game against Bali Pure, their import Channon Thompson received ample support from the UP duo of Tots Carlos and Marist Layug. The duo scored eight markers each in their three-set triumph over Bali Pure.
As Motolite has started to pick up steam, the former Adamson Lady Falcon strategist came up with a sudden realization.
As she declared, “Every team is beatable.
“We’ve been jelling so every team is beatable. We still have a chance to make it to the Final Four. We finally had our imports so I’m hoping there are no more issues,” she continued.
Moreover, Myla Pablo has yet to debut for Motolite as she is still recovering from a sore back. If the youthful Motolite completely bare its fangs, the league really needs to be wary of the newcomers.
“Hopefully, Myla will be back soon. And when she gets back I know she’ll help a lot,” she said.