Unfortunately for Judy Caballejo, she will have to wait for another chance to get back at Alyssa Valdez.
Caballejo’s aspirations for a Shakey’s V-League Finals rematch against Valdez was cut short after Pocari Sweat ended Bali Pure’s campaign in the Game 3 of their semifinals series last week.
“Oo nga. Pero kasi ganun talaga e. Sayang hindi kasi sila (Bali Pure) nanalo ng semis so di ko alam kung kalian ulit kami magre-rematch,” the Air Force leading scorer told FOX Sports.
Back in 2012, Caballejo, then suiting up for UST, lost to a Valdez-led Ateneo squad in 3 games of the collegiate conference of the league.
Instead, Caballejo turns her attention to their impending Finals battle against Pocari Sweat as the Lady Warriors are expected to avenge their lone loss in the eliminations at the hands of the Air Force.
“Tinalo namin sila sa elimination e so ine-expect namin na magba-bounce back sila sa amin. Pero syempre kami, tuloy pa rin yung practice namin. Paghahandaan naming yung Pocari kung ano man yung strength nila paga-aralan namin yon tsaka kung ano yung weaknesses nila,” she said.
“Excited ako kasi makakalaban ko si Michele (Gumabao) kasi parang pareho kami ng laro ni Michele e.” — By John Chester Fajardo