As coach Jerry Yee noted, UP spiker Kathy Bersola didn’t look like her old self in the Lady Maroons’ big win against UE last Sunday.
But after preparing long and hard for the UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball tournament, the former Best Blocker isn’t worried about her surgically-repaired knee.
“It feels fulfilling to be back on the court,” she told FOX Sports. “It’s like falling down to hell and getting back up where I belong.”
“It’s like having a new knee, and there’s no better way to try and test it but here in the UAAP, where I once got injured,” she added.
In her first game back from tearing her ACL against Adamson in the second round of Season 77, Bersola tallied 7 points as UP drubbed the Lady Warriors, 25-20, 25-13, 25-21.
“I’m expecting more from myself, not necessarily because I just came back from an injury, but because I’m already a senior,” she said.
“I owe it to the team to improve more and give a bigger impact on and off the court, not only physically, but also mentally as well.”
By Joyce Palad