Back to her old role, Dimdim Pacres gives UST big lift


first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—For the past couple of seasons, Dimdim Pacres was University of Santo Tomas’ diligent soldier.Pacres always played the role of support to established stars Cherry Rondina and EJ Laure in Season 79 being the Golden Tigresses’ third option on offense.ADVERTISEMENT Eya Laure, Tigresses win a big one for injured teammate Milena Alessandrini Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Same thing happened in Season 80 when Milena Alessandrini, who was named Rookie of the Year that season, paired with Rondina.Pacres was then, relegated to the bench in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament when Eya Laure arrived to form a troika with Alessandrini and Rondina, but the jolly spiker kept herself ready.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsUST, though, still needed Pacres especially when Alessandrini suffered a knee injury on Saturday against Far Eastern University.Without Alessandrini, Pacres proved that she belonged and she promptly delivered in UST’s stunning three-set win over De La Salle, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, scoring eight points as the team’s third option. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Pacres said that she’s ready for whatever that lies ahead and she knows this season would be her redemption year.“I’m ready, I’m always ready,” said Pacres in Filipino after she finished with eight points and 13 digs for the Golden Tigresses. “Coach (Kung Fu Reyes) told me that I have to redeem myself, so for me it’s good to be back because I played terrible last season.”Pacres scored a total of 89 points in Season 80 playing as the team’s opposite hitter and her mark was actually the 29th best in the league, but she knew her performance wasn’t at par with what was expected of her.Reyes said he always pushes Pacres to do more and that it’s okay to entertain the crowd while playing but not forgetting to go about it seriously.“She had 13 digs but I still told her off,” said Reyes in Filipino. “I reminded her, and also her teammates, that it’s okay to be entertaining to the crowd but she has to remember that we’re here to compete and although she’s enjoying herself she should do things the right way.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Arsenal exit rumours are ‘paper talk’, claims Gunners hero


first_img Arsenal star Santi Cazorla 1 Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla has poured cold water on speculation linking him with a return to Spain this summer.According to reports, Cazorla has been a target of Primera Division champions Atletico Madrid but the Spain international insists he knows nothing more than has been suggested in the papers and is only focused on doing well with the Gunners.When asked about the links to Atletico, the 29-year-old, who scored the opening goal in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Manchester City in Sunday’s FA Community Shield, told Spanish radio Cadena Cope: “I’ve seen that in the papers, but nobody has told me anything personally and the only things I know are from the papers, so I don’t know anything.“I’m only focused on training here and preparing well playing with Arsenal. It’s paper talk.“I’m well, I have the confidence of everybody, the support of the fans and we hope to have a good season.”last_img read more