As La Salle crushed Ateneo on Saturday, former UAAP MVP Aby Marano was unable to contain her joy and cheered wildly as the Lady Spikers put on a wondrous performance.
“Super happy! Sabi ko babawi talaga ako mag-cheer sa manila, kasi the past few games, hindi aka nanonood. Pero ngayon, all out,” said Marano, who now plies her trade in the PSL.
The Antipolo native was caught on camera, dancing and jumping with other La Salle players.
“Every single point nag-rejoice talaga kami, hinahatak ko yung mga Team B para mag-cheer,” she said. “Every single point sumasayaw ako, tumatalon kami, sigaw kami ng sigaw.”
Even if she looked wild and carefree, Marano admitted that it was her way of showing her former teammates her support. “Kahit wala ako sa court, nakikita ng players yung support namin,” she said.
It was also her way of showing how happy she was with how the wards of coach Ramil de Jesus was performing.
The former captain could not be any prouder of her team, especially with the leadership of current skipper Kim Fajardo.
“Sobrang wow ako talaga kay Kimmy, grabe sa service niya. Nag-spike pa siya. It’s not the usual Kim, pero nakakapatay siya at ang ganda ng mga sets niya,” Marano added.
Marano, who has not witnessed a DLSU victory over Ateneo since her final UAAP year, believed it was the overall teamwork of the Taft-squad that was the key factor that led to DLSU’s outstanding victory.
“Sobrang galing. I am so happy that they were able to play as one cohesive unit. They were able to play as a team,” she said.
“Everyone played their A-game. Simula sa defense, sa offense, sa blocking, service. Everyone was contributing points, walang isa lang yung dine-dependahan. Everyone was really performing for the team,” she closed. — By Arylle Magtalas