May 29, 2024

UAAP: Angge Poyos relishes one-week break as she shows off healthy form in dominant UST win

UAAP: Angge Poyos relishes one-week break as she shows off healthy form in dominant UST win
Angge Poyos had an efficient outing during the UST Golden Tigresses' straight-set win over the UE Lady Warriors in round 2 of UAAP Season 86. | Photo (c) RM Chua/One Sports

After sitting out the crucial fourth set during the University of Santo Tomas' tough loss against Far Eastern University, Angge Poyos made sure to show that she is 100% healthy once more.

Poyos finished with a game-high 25 points in UST's clean sweep of the University of the East, 25-19, 25-9, 25-17, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao on Sunday, April 21, to mark a strong return to form.

"Masaya ako kasi nakabalik akong 100% and bounce-back win for us ulit kasi madami kaming galaw sa FEU na hindi tama," Poyos said during the post-game press conference.

"Binalikan ulit namin ang nag-training ulit kami and ready din kami ngayon. Thankful kasi nakuha namin 'yung panalo," she added.

Coach Kungfu Reyes likewise emphasized the importance of rest and recovery for the young Golden Tigresses squad, who have been dealt with injuries throughout the season.

Aside from Poyos, middle blocker Em Banagua was also able to make her return, contributing a point in limited minutes.

"Malaking bagay kasi nagkaroon kami ng time, especially si Angge, si Em so nakikita niyo na few minutes naglalaro," said Reyes. "'Yung recovery period kasi 'yun talaga importante sa ngayon kasi 'yung polishing ng touches nagagawa namin araw-araw pero 'yung pahinga na medyo malayo-layo dun sa game, 'yun 'yung hindi namin magawa kasi kailangan mag-prepare,

"Malaking bagay 'yung seven days na interval, so 'yung pahinga ng mga ito nabigyan ng tamang oras," he added.

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As UST prepares for its final game in the elimination round, which could decide who who will secure the twice-to-beat advantage, the rejuvenated Poyos is welcoming the pressure that comes with it.

"Natutunan ko na love the pressure kasi boring pag wala. Na-overcome naman namin and ma-overcome pa namin sa mga susunod [na games] lalo sa Final Four," said Poyos.

Up next for the Golden Tigresses will be the De La Salle University on Saturday, April 27 at the at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao at 6:00 p.m.