Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Alinsunurin glad to see Retamar grow and become NU-Sta Elena’s leader

National University-Sta. Elena head coach Dante Alinsunurin lauded Joshua Retamar for finally embracing the team’s leadership role, Tuesday.

Back in the previous season of the Spikers’ Turf, Retamar was actually one of the youngest players in the league at just 19 years old.

Three years and a pandemic later, the product of Perpetual Help Biñan has now emerged as the Nationals’ rock in the ongoing 2022 Open Conference – even leading the collegiate squad to a sweep of the semis that catapulted them to finals.ST-2022-NU-vs.-VNS-Dante-Alinsunurin-3596 Alinsunurin glad to see Retamar grow and become NU-Sta Elena's leader News NU Spikers' Turf Volleyball  - philippine sports news

“Masaya ako sa nagiging resulta ng laro niya. Although nung una medyo (may) struggle kami with communication sa kaniya, kung paano niya malalagpasan yun as a captain ball, as a setter na nasa loob ng court,” said Alinsunurin after Sta. Elena-NU’s four-set win over VNS-One Alicia on Tuesday in the semifinals.

“Itong semis, ‘di lang semis actually nung mga last two games namin sa elimination lumabas talaga yung pagka-leader niya sa loob. Nakita natin sobrang tahimik lang niyan, pero sa ibang bagay naman niya ginagawa. Sobrang masaya ako kasi nakita na niya kung (gaano) siya ka-importante sa loob ng court,” he added.

Against the Griffins, Retamar pulled the strings to the Nationals’ offense and delivered 28 excellent sets to lead the Nationals to a four-set, 25-17, 20-25, 25-21, 27-25 win that helped them end the semifinals undefeated.

For his part, the Philippine men’s national volleyball team standout said that he was just happy to see everything that they have worked hard for come to fruition.

“Masaya po kasi yung pinagtrabahuhan namin everyday is hindi nasasayang and lumalabas siya sa court kapag naglalaro kami,” said Retamar. “Syempre mas todo pa sa training para pagdating sa game madali na lang maglaro.”

Retamar and the Nationals will face off against the Cignal HD Spikers in the Open Conference finals on Thursday at 5:30 PM.

#ReadMore  Oita-JTEKT II cancelled as three Weisse Adler players test positive
Written By

You May Also Like


National University reigned supreme in the 2022 V-League Men’s Collegiate Challenge after topping University of Santo Tomas in straight sets, 25-23, 25-23, 25-21, in...


National University’s Nico Almendras and Ateneo de Manila University’s Faith Nisperos were crowned the Most Valuable Players of the 2022 V-League Collegiate Challenge, Wednesday...


University of Sto. Tomas lived to fight another day, crawling back from a 0-2 deficit to stun National University, 21-25, 19-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-12,...


National University handled error-prone University of Santo Tomas in straight sets, 25-19, 25-21, 25-19, to move on the verge of the 2022 V-League Men’s...


National University remained immaculate after sweeping University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, 25-22, 25-22, 25-16, to enter the finals of the 2022 V-League Men’s...


National University cruised past San Beda University, 25-15, 25-21, 25-23, in the quarterfinals of the 2022 V-League Men’s Collegiate Challenge, Wednesday morning at the...


National University completed its sweep of Pool A after making quick work of De La Salle University, 25-20, 25-15, 25-18, in the 2022 V-League...


National University-Pasay City posted another straight-sets victory – a 25-16, 25-22, 25-20 sweep of North Cotabato in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Champions League...