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

Benteke’s back? Liverpool line up vs Bordeaux in the Europa League


first_img 9. Christian Benteke (striker) 11 11 11 Liverpool will be looking to secure progression to the knockout stages of the Europa League with a victory over FC Girondins de Bordeaux at Anfield on Thursday night.Jurgen Klopp’s side will be high in confidence after their 4-1 drubbing of Manchester City at the weekend, and the German manager will be hoping for a similar performance infront of the home supporters.The Reds haven’t really got going in Europe, having clinched just the one win and three draws, but three points is all that’s needed to book their place in the last 32.Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke could return to action against Bordeaux, but there may be a few key players missing from the team-sheet – including Philippe Coutinho.Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Liverpool XI by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 6. Dejan Lovren (centre back) 11 11 23. Emre Can (centre midfield) 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) 11 11 11 11 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 18. Alberto Moreno (left back) 24. Joe Allen (left midfield) 11. Roberto Firmino (left wing) 7. James Milner (right midfield) 4. Kolo Toure (centre back) 11 11 33. Jordan Ibe (right wing)last_img read more