Noticed something odd in Jaja Santiago’s performance?
Apparently, Santiago has been suffering from a flu for already three days, and the timing proved to be fatal as the Lady Bulldogs suffered their first loss in the Shakey’s V-League Collegiate Conference.
“Kasi sa akin naman wala naman sa akin kung may sakit o wala basta kung kaya naman ng katawan kong maglaro kaya naman kaya pinilit kong maglaro,” Santiago said.
The 6-foot-5 middle blocker scored 11 points in their loss, but considering the standards she set throughout this year, it was way below-par.
According to Santiago, both the liberos of the team are also suffering from influenza, thus their sluggish play inside the court.
“Nakita ko rin kasi na tuliro yung bawat isa sa loob ng court. Siguro nagsabay-sabay lang na may sakit, yung dalawang libero namin, tapos ako, so medyo parang nagkakatinginan na lang.”
Consecutively training for the Foton Tornadoes and the Lady Bulldogs may have wore Santiago down but she quickly denied having problems in training schedules.
“Hindi naman mahirap kasi umaga naman kami sa NU and gabi naman kami sa Foton kaya hindi naman ganun kahirap i-balance kasi magkaiba naman yung oras.” – By John Chester Fajardo
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