With less than a week to go before La Salle faces the Ateneo Lady Eagles, team captain Ara Galang gave us insights on how her team prepares for their opponents, and what to expect in their upcoming match, and what she thinks about the Ateneo-La Salle rivalry.
“Pare-pareho lang naman, pero kasi depende sa team eh. Siyempre iba-iba kilos ng team, pero pare-pareho yung pag-prepare namin. Yun nga lang nag-iiba focus namin, nag-iiba mindset namin. So sa Ateneo, Ateneo kami.”
While she didn’t promise a win against her team’s rivals, Ara promised that they would do their best.
“Siguro basta kami bibigay namin best namin, bibigay namin yung kaya namin at paghahandaan namin ng mabuti.”
She was also asked if she thought that games against Ateneo carried a bigger weight for the team.
“For me wala naman, basta kasi focus namin pagdadaanan namin lahat ng team eh. Hindi pwede lagpasan yung Ateneo eh. So kung ano yung naka-set sa amin, ifa-face namin.”
With the loss of former captain Aby Maraño being one of the bigger changes to the team, Ara was asked how the team copes with losses to their lineup.
“Siyempre lagi may nawawala sa isang team, may naggragraduate. Pero may pumapalit naman, yun nga si Kim Dy ngayon. Hindi namin iniisip na may nawala eh. Pag may nawala, may isang mag-step up. Kikilos kami as a team lang.”