UAAP: Lucille Alamonte is improving as Adamson Libero

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Lucille Almonte. UAAP pictures

Manila, Philippines U Lucille Almont is improving her new role as Adamson’s Libero at the UAAP Season 84 Women’s Volleyball Tournament.

Adamson coach Larma Giron converted the outside hitter to Libero to try something new in this second round because he believes Almont could give a good pass, which the team lacks.

“Something new. We know we have a lack of passing. His passing is good. We’re trying to figure out if it will work for us. And we have a lot of talented spikers off the bench,” said Giron in the Filipino.

The Kings Montessori School Standout, which ranks 12th with a total score of 70 points, 8th best spiker with a 31.19-percent attack rate and 10th best server with 0.27 tes per set in the first round, is embracing its transformation from open spiker to libero.

“I’m happy (with my new role). Because I can see where I can contribute more to the team, ”Almonte told Filipinos. “It’s not hard for me to adjust either, because even when I was an open spiker in Round One, receiving and (floor) defense is not new to me.”

In his second game as Libero, Almonte received eight digs and four great receptions as Adamson defeated the undefeated University of the East 25-16, 25-14, 25-9, improving to a 5-4 record in fourth place. Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Giron also praised Almont’s consistent defense in their previous game two days ago when the Lady Falcons blew a two-set lead and lost five sets to the University of Santo Thomas.

“Very well. He’s been doing well since UST and our last game with this game. He’s consistent,” Giron said. “There are some small things we still have to work on. However, there is continuity in its receipt and defense. ”

For now, Rookie’s position will remain in Girone’s hands – anyone’s guess is whether he will return as Spyker or continue playing as a transformed defensive specialist.

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