Cherry Rondina’s calmer approach works in UST win over La Salle

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Cherry Rondina has always played with a nuclear intensity, but she’s learned that she has to dial it down a bit for the benefit of her younger teammates.Rondina thought it’s best to tone her intensity down for a bit ahead of UST’s showdown with defending champion De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Rookie Lycha Ebon shows killer instinct this time in FEU win over UE Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Rondina and all the other Golden Tigresses sported hair buns in support of Alessandrini who’s recovering at UST Hospital.“These buns are for Amiga,” said Rondina.The 22-year-old Rondina finished with a game-high 19 points including two late ones that helped seal the win for the Golden Tigresses, who are now tied with La Salle and Far Eastern University for the third spot in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Rondina said that her sometimes volatile expression scares her teammates, so she knew she had to take it down a notch and that change paid dividends for the Golden Tigresses, who lambasted the  Lady Spikers, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17.“The way I play is really intense but they get a bit scared when I do that,” said Rondina in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “So during the game I went for a different approach and what I did was console them and just remind them that it’s okay to make mistakes because we can still get it back.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“What I did was relax myself before comforting them because during games when I’m in the backline I myself freeze so I relaxed myself before talking to them.”The other reason why Rondina had to be a bit calmer is the absence of Season 80 Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini, who is sidelined with a knee injury.center_img View comments MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img

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