May 23, 2024

Sheena Toring vows NU will be ‘hungrier, better’ in UAAP Season 86

Sheena Toring vows NU will be ‘hungrier, better’ in UAAP Season 86

For wounded NU Lady Bulldog Sheena Toring, there’s so much to be proud of at the end of the UAAP Season 85 women’s volleyball tournament.

A week after conceding the throne to the De La Salle Lady Spikers in Game 2 of the finals, Toring said the Lady Bulldogs still did a spectacular job for achieving such a feat in a season that saw them had a rough start.

“WELL DONE TEAM! Just a week ago we still made a history for making it to the finals for two consecutive seasons,” she said in an Instagram post on Sunday.

Toring was reduced to a cheerleader in Game 2 of the finals against La Salle after suffering a left knee injury in the finals opener. This happened after she landed awkwardly on La Salle’s Thea Gagate in the crucial stretch of the deciding set.

Behind Angel Canino, La Salle went on to pick up the win in Game 1, 18-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 15-13.

While Minerva Maaya managed to fill her shoes, her absence still spelled the difference in Game 2. After winning the first two sets, NU found itself lacking in firepower with only Alyssa Solomon doing the heavy lifting in terms of scoring.

Still, Toring is proud of how her team fared this season.

“I’m still proud and grateful for having another incredible season. Let’s be more hungrier and better for next season,” she said.

For now, the Lady Bulldogs are going to continue licking their wounds before locking horns again next season with the UAAP crown in mind.