Sacrifice paying off for rising La Salle star Kim Dy

For a vibrant 20-year-old like La Salle’s Kim Dy, the busy life of a student-athlete can be really taxing.

Aside from losing sleep in her attempt to balance her dual-life, Dy admits to have given up a huge chunk of her social life since Season 78 started.

All these, however, are starting to pay off based on the opposite spiker’s inspired performance for the Lady Spikers in Round 2.

Just in her last outing, Dy was in top form as she tallied a 25-point output in La Salle’s vengeful win which eliminated first-round tormentor NU from semis contention.

On her scorching hot performance, the La Salle-Zobel alum says, “In a way it was fulfilling kasi you’re doing your part to help the team. I feel good.”

Her career-high record came after what she herself deemed a bad outing in the Ateneo-La Salle battle where she only converted 11 points in 5 sets.

After a fight back in the fourth frame, everything fell apart for La Salle in the deciding set which caused them to drop the match and drop to the second spot.

“I had a bad day against Ateneo. Hindi ‘yun ‘yung usual na galaw ko. Parang tensed na tensed ako. The nerves got to me. Ngayon naman, I’m trying to gain my confidence,” shared Dy.

“Kasi kita naman na hindi ‘yun ‘yung game namin eh. The nerves got to us and nagtuloy-tuloy na. hindi na kami nage-enjoy. I think ‘yung enjoyment talaga ang main na kulang,” she added.

Though admitting the loss left a dent on her self-confidence, it was not evident at all when Dy fired from all cylinders and punished NU via kills, blocks and service aces.

“Coming into this game, naisip ko na I have to gain my confidence back kasi it must come from me. After today, I think naka-recover na,” she said with a wide grin.

And even though the demands are expected to pile up in the next 2 weeks as La Salle aims to bring the crown back to Taft and take home the school’s 9th women’s volley title, Dy hopes it will all be worth it in the end.

“It would be all worth it pag nag champion. Sana. Lahat ng time na sinacrifice namin for this, lahat ng effort, who wouldn’t want to win the championship?” she closed. — By Mac Dionisio