MANILA, Philippines—Isa Molde is barely 5 years youthful than Alyssa Valdez however the former College of the Philippines star credit her older modern as one in every of her volleyball inspirations.
The 2 shared only one season within the UAAP however confronted one another within the membership leagues a number of occasions over with Valdez holding a private document of 10-0 towards Molde.
It’s this unlucky streak that Molde, who now performs for Choco Mucho within the Premier Volleyball League, mentioned impressed her to do even higher.
“I’m at all times excited once I face her and her groups,” mentioned Molde, who additionally credit Cha Cruz as one in every of her favourite gamers. “I need to show myself that I can catch as much as her.”
“Within the occasions my groups performed towards her groups, we had been at all times beat. I by no means beat Ate Alyssa, that’s why it’s thrilling taking part in towards her.”
Valdez and Molde first performed towards one another in UAAP Season 78 with the Ateneo star taking MVP and the UP upstart taking Rookie of the Yr honors.
In that 12 months, Valdez and the Girl Eagles thrashed Molde and the Preventing Maroons in all three of their matchups.
That development continued within the PVL with Valdez’ groups going 7-0 towards Molde’s golf equipment.
Molde mentioned that she doesn’t precisely need to beat Valdez but it surely’s her likelihood to gauge herself to see if she will step on to the identical discipline as her volleyball inspiration.
“No, it’s not that I need to beat her, I’m simply excited to play towards her.”
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