May 24, 2024

Angge Poyos on 31-point UAAP rookie scoring record: 'Hindi ko naramdaman na nandun na pala ako'

Angge Poyos on 31-point UAAP rookie scoring record:
Angge Poyos could not be stopped during the UST Golden Tigresses' four-set win over the Adamson Lady Falcons. | Photo (c) RM Chua/One Sports

Following the University of Santo Tomas' first loss in the UAAP Season 86 women's volleyball tournament, Angge Poyos made sure to bounce back in a big way during the Golden Tigresses' four-set win over Adamson University Wednesday.

Poyos exploded for a career-high 31 points on 27 attacks, one block, and three service aces, breaking the UAAP rookie scoring record set by UE's Casiey Dongallo earlier in the season.

But as she neared the record mark, the star outside hitter admitted that she was solely focused on helping the team secure the victory.

"Actually, hindi ko ramdam talaga na umaabot na ako sa ganung puntos. Ang mindset ko lang is mag-laro lang and paluin ng paluin 'yung bola. Kung ano man 'yung set na ibigay sakin, pupuntos at pupuntos ako. Hindi ko talaga naramdaman na nandun na pala ako," Poyos told One Sports.

With her 31-point outburst, Poyos joined the likes of Eya Laure, Sisi Rondina, and Aiza Maizo-Pontillas for UST players scoring over 30 points in a single UAAP game.

But more than that, the 20-year-old super rookie is just happy of helping the Golden Tigresses achieve their goal of making the Final Four.

"Grateful and super happy kasi naabot ko 'yung new career-high ko this season. Thankful [din] kasi first UAAP ko and nakuha namin 'yung slot for Final Four," said Poyos.

Poyos' career-high also came just after the Holy Week break which she said definitely helped her recover from her knee injury.

"Ginawa ko lang nung rest namin is nagpahinga talaga ako. Binigyan ako ng mga gagawin ng mga conditioning coach," said Poyos. "Grateful kasi nakabalik ako 100% and nawala na din 'yung iniida kong sakit."

UST will look to grab their 10th win in Season 86 as they go up against the University of the Philippines on Wednesday, April 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena at 2:00 p.m.