‘On Target’ Bella Belen joins UAAP record for most service access

Bella Belen (center) and NU Lady Bulldogs.  UAAP pictures

Bella Belen (center) and NU Lady Bulldogs. UAAP pictures

MANILA, Philippines – Bella Belen has always made sure her services are on target and that is why she has emerged as one of the best servers in the UAAP Season 84 Women’s Volleyball Tournament.

The 19-year-old rookie set a UAAP record of eight Service Ss on Saturday as NU won the number one seed by beating the University of the Philippines 25-15, 25-10, 25-15 at the Mall of Asia Arena at Mall 25-15, 25-10, 25-15. .

Belen, however, says he is just determined to stay on target all the time.

“I always remember that I did not have an ace. The goal is to win, ”he said, adding that former Atenio star DJ Garcাসa recorded his 25-14, 25-8, 25-16 win over UP in 75 seasons in February after taking the league-best eight. 2, 2013.

[I’m not focusing on service aces. I always keep in mind that my service should be on target.]

“My coach always tells me that my serve should not be too strong because there is a tendency to make a mistake, which happened in our last match. So today I am well prepared, ”he added.

Nazareth School Standout admits he was not happy with his service in their previous four-set win against Adamson last Thursday. That’s why he confirmed that his jump servers were on points against UP, opening eight tails at the start of the second set.

More than setting a UAAP record, Belen helped NU win the No. 1 seed with its 12th win – its best finish in the final four seasons.

The MVP of the former UAAP girl has admitted that she is feeling some pressure to sweep their last two games for Berth in the full final.

“Maybe (we feel) something (pressure). But we always remind each other to take one game at a time and to be consistent with our preparation for each game, “Belen said.

NU coach Carl Dimakulangan admits that the coaching staff also feels pressure. He emphasized, however, the importance of “correct mind-setting towards the end of eradication”.

“We have to be ready for the last two matches, especially our last game (against UST). Because it will measure our level and help determine what we still lack, “Dimakulangan told Filipinos.

NU tried to sweep the elimination round against Far Eastern University on Tuesday and the University of Santo Thomas on Thursday.

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