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Ivy Lacsina’s resilience on display in Nxled debut

Ivy Lacsina, who is still hampered by a right knee sprain, chose to stick to the positives after Nxled’s underwhelming debut against Choco Mucho in the 2024 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino.

The Chameleons showed grit against the fancied Flying Titans, who were coming off a finals stint in the previous conference, but fell short as they suffered a 25-12, 25-22, 25-18 loss at the Filoil EcoOil Centre on Thursday.

Lacsina said the team managed to see the areas that needed improvement after the loss against Choco Mucho.

“Siguro maganda na rin na first game namin pa lang itong Choco. Kasi yung Choco alam niyo naman na ano talaga sila, nasa finals sila last conference and malalakas talaga sila. Kahit yung bench nila malakas,” said the former F2 Logistics standout.

“Pero siguro mas nakilala namin yung team namin ngayon, kung ano pa yung mga kailangan naming i-improve, kung ano pa yung kailangan naming trabahuhin pagdating sa training. Siguro sabi nga ni coach kanina sa meeting, kailangan namin kasi na ipakita kung ano yung tintraining namin which is hindi siya ganun lumabas kanina. At least ngayon nalaman namin,” she continued.

The former National University star was supposed to return next month but powered through against the Flying Titans and entered the game in the second set.

Lacsina revealed that she talked to Nxled head coach Taka Minowa before the match, giving him the go-signal to pluck her from the bench if he ever needs her.PVL-2024-Choco-Mucho-vs.-Nxled-Ivy-Lacsina-2824 Ivy Lacsina's resilience on display in Nxled debut News PVL Volleyball  - philippine sports news

“Okay naman siya, syempre sinabi ko rin naman doon sa interview na depende sa progress ng tuhod ko pero medyo ano pa rin, alalay pa rin. Sabi ko kay coach kanina kung kailangan ako, kaya kong mag-risk,” said Lacsina.

“Siguro ang naging mindset ko talaga is kailangan kong mag-step up para sa team. Kasi syempre lahat kami bata so kailangan talaga may maging leader sa team. Kaya parang sabi ko na kung hindi ‘man ako makaatake ngayon, kasi medyo off yung atake ko the past few trainings, so sa defense, sa pasa ako babawi,” she added.

Despite committing some lapses in-game, the 24-year-old pride of Angeles, Pampanga said that she is satisfied with what she showed in her first game.

“Kahit papaano. Getting there naman na. Pero syempre marami pa ring kulang and marami pa akong kailangan trabahuhin especially mawala yung ilang ko pagdating sa court.”

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