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Two MVPs in one day proves Isa Molde’s potential

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Tiebreaker Times Two MVPs in one day proves Isa Molde's potential News PVL UP Volleyball  UP Women's Volleyball Tots Carlos Isa Molde Godfrey Okumu 2018 PVL Women's Collegiate Conference 2018 PVL Season

Since entering the University of the Philippines four years ago, Isa Molde – along with batchmate Tots Carlos – has fielded immense expectations from a hungry Maroons community.

Part of a monumental recruiting class, Molde and Carlos were seen as the Lady Maroons’ ticket out of the UAAP cellar.

So far, the pair have delivered.

But before the PVL Collegiate Conference, it was Carlos who got most of the shine, especially after a stellar showing in the UAAP Season 80 Women’s Volleyball Tournament.

With Carlos sidelined by a right shin stress fracture, Molde has taken the lead in UP’s campaign in the PVL Collegiate Conference.

Tiebreaker Times Two MVPs in one day proves Isa Molde's potential News PVL UP Volleyball  UP Women's Volleyball Tots Carlos Isa Molde Godfrey Okumu 2018 PVL Women's Collegiate Conference 2018 PVL Season

On Wednesday, Molde gathered several accolades, winning the Conference and Finals Most Valuable Player award, and capped the night with the championship – UP’s first major title since 1982.

“I was saying if we win the title today, Isa was for sure my MVP,” said UP head coach Godfrey Okumu.

“From the first day of the tournament, she was the team’s MVP. Everyone stepped up. But, Isa was special this conference.”

For her part, Carlos was especially proud of her batchmate.

“Sobrang proud, sobrang nag-step up siya eh,” said Carlos.

“Dati di mo naman maiiwasan, andun ako, siyempre iniiisip mo, ‘O, katulong ko naman si ganito eh’. Pero ngayon sobrang nag-step up siya.”

Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.

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