Malabanan admits Bali Pure’s drive dipped after losing streak

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBali Pure utility Jerrili Malabanan said Wednesday their focus in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference went on a slight dipped after suffering back-to-back losses in the crucial phase of the eliminations.“I think you can see lately our team doesn’t really have that drive, our drive isn’t that high as it was before,” said Malabanan after their four-set win over Adamson University, 25-18, 25023, 19-25, 25-20, at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT SPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“For the NU [National University] girls they have school work and school training and they’re also training for Bali Pure,” said Malabanan, who is enrolled at Far Eastern University. “For me and Angel [Cayuna] we don’t have school yet but we also train twice a day for FEU.”Malabanan added that Bali Pure head coach Roger Gorayeb doesn’t put them in the same rigorous regimen their school teams put them through, and instead the Water Defenders brush up on the little things to prepare for their games in the PVL. Pocari books PVL semis seat, grounds Air Force OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube “By the time we get to Bali Pure we have muscle cramps, we’re so tired but we manage because coach Roger’s training isn’t super hard,” said Malabanan who had 16 points in the win. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ LATEST STORIES Bali Pure lost two five-setters against Philippine Air Force and BanKo Perlas before recovering against the Lady Falcons to steady its record at 3-3.Malabanan said the reason for their slip was that the most of them now have to practice with their respective school teams while also practicing for the Water Defenders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View commentslast_img