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Jovie Prado gets well-deserved starting spot in Sta. Lucia

BACARRA, ILOCOS NORTE — With Sta. Lucia losing three of its first four games, head coach Eddieson Orcullo knew that he had to make changes immediately for the team to bounce back.

And he started it all by putting one of his most consistent scorers in the first six against Black Mamba-Army on Monday night.

“Si Jovie kasi isa sa mga may potential na player.

“So given na siya ‘yung pamatay-sunog pagka ipapasok siya… Pero this time kasi medyo kailangan talaga nating gamitan ng matinding adjustments eh. Kaya ayun, nag-pay off naman, nakita natin kung paano siya lumaban. Kaya ayos,” shared Orcullo.

The gamble proved to be a successful one for Orcullo.

Prado eventually ended up with 17 points off 15 attacks to spearhead the 25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 25-18 win against the Lady Troopers. That ended the Lady Realtors’ two-game skid in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference here at the PCV Socio-Civic and Cultural Center.

Meanwhile, the 24-year-old outside hitter out of Arellano University is more than grateful to Orcullo for giving him the chance to showcase her skills.

“Thankful ako kay coach kasi sa wakas, sa panglimang game namin, nakapasok ako [sa first six] kasi pinu-push ko rin yung sarili ko na mapasok sa first six,” said the 2019 Open Conference Best Hitter.

“Masaya ako sa nakuha naming resulta. Kailangan naming maghabol kasi nakatatlong talo ba kami, so kailangan naming kumilos nang maayos. Kailangan naming maghabol na at least makapasok kami ng top four.”

Now with a much bigger responsibility, Prado hopes to sustain her fine play to aid the skidding Sta. Lucia’s final four hopes.

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