MANILA, Philippines — Ivy Lacsina confirmed nerves of metal from the service line in entrance of an ecstatic 6,765 crowd on Saturday at Philsports Area as she rose to the event in F2 Logistics’ brewing rivalry with Creamline within the 2023 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Convention.
When the Cargo Movers reduce the Cool Smashers’ fifth set lead down to at least one, 14-13, crew captain Aby Marano requested Lacsina to make her serves and attempt to rating an ace for her crew in essentially the most essential a part of the sport.
“Actually, nung pumasok ako, sabi ko kay Ivy, ipasok mo lang yung service mo. Tapos yung dumidepensa sa harap ako si Kianna [Dy] at si Ara [Galang],” mentioned Marano. “Sabi namin sa service ni Ivy… Ivy sa pinakaimportante na moment, mag-ace ka. Tapos na-deliver naman.”
(Really, once I entered the courtroom I advised Ivy to make your serves, as I, Kianna, and Ara had been defending in entrance. We had been asking Ivy to make an ace in crucial second [of this game]. We’re glad she delivered.)
Lacsina made positive to get the job accomplished as her two pressure-packed serves went in, resulting in Kianna Dy’s go-ahead block on Tots Carlos to take the match level, 15-14.
And when it mattered most, the younger center blocker heeded Marano’s name, sinking the game-winning ace that accomplished their come-from-behind 23-25, 25-18, 16-25, 25-23, 16-14 victory over the Cool Smashers.
F2 Logistics coach Regine Diego lauded the maturity of Lacsina, regardless of “not being the type of player to score an ace.”
“She’s maturing, obviously. Ever since she’s not the type of player who makes a lot of service aces. But now, she’s maturing, she’s growing up to a woman that can carry herself and her team,” mentioned Diego in Filipino.
Diego beforehand dealt with the 23-year-old Lacsina each in highschool and school when she was a part of Nazareth College and Nationwide College’s teaching workers.
Lacsina completed solely with seven markers however she displayed grace beneath stress, scoring crucial level that introduced again F2 Logistics in second place, tying Creamline at 3-1.
The youthful Cargo Movers coach sees the 6-foot-1 center blocker main her crew sooner or later.
“Eventually in the future, hopefully, she can carry the team on her own, and help her teammates win a championship,” Diego mentioned.
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