MANILA, Philippines– Mean Mendrez is thankful for the count on provided by PLDT coach Rald Ricafort, providing her confidence as a beginning spiker in the 2023 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference
Mendrez shone in her very first begin for the High Speed Hitters, providing a game-high 11 factors in their 25-19, 25-12, 25-21 triumph over the Army Lady Troopers on Thursday at Philsports Arena.
The University of the East standout, that was hardly ever made use of at PLDT in 2015, confessed she is still obtaining her confidence after a small knee injury 2 years earlier when she was still with Petro Gazz in the PVL bubble.
“He trusts all of us. He allows us to play our game. It’s always up to us. He’s just there to guide us with our [game] strategy,” Mendrez claimed of her coach in Filipino.
“I’m so happy [with this win]. We were confident playing our game. Because it’s what we do in practice. That’s why our confidence is getting high every game,” she included.
Mendrez claimed it has actually been very easy to change under the tutoring of Ricafort, that was an aide coach at Petro Gazz prior to he was advertised to head coach and also won a champion in the Reinforced Conference in 2015.
“It’s not difficult to adjust. Coach Rald was also my coach before. He also handled my other teammates, too. So we only need to make a few adjustments,” she claimed.
Ricafort, for his component, was not happy with their very first win however he rejoices to see Mendrez and also various other gamers tipping up to get better from a five-set loss to F2 Logistics recently.
Mendrez and also the High Speed Hitters eye their 2nd win versus the unbeaten Chery Tiggo Crossovers (3-0) on Tuesday following week at the very same location in Pasig City.
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