By Alfred Benedict Garrido
September 7, 2010- Fueled by will and a fearsome attitude, the Nursing Women’s volleyball team hammered the Arts and Letters squad deep into their grave, 25-22, 25- 20, drawing first blood in the opening matches of the 2010 Thomasian Goodwill games at the Seminary Complex gymnasium.
Nursing heated things up as they rode momentum early and stayed alive through two sets before finally sealing the deal. With sweet Vegas lines from team ace Maricris Alkuino, back up bullets fired by senior spiker Mira Aure, tough enough blocks built on junior Maat Atanacio’s shoulders and perfect sets by sophomore setter Melissa Caparros, the gold and green themed jerseys achieved the excellence of execution. “Issa [Caparros], our setter, gave us perfect tosses. That's why we were able to make kills,” says Alkuino. “Everyone did a great job! Everyone did their respective roles.” Unfortunately for Arts and Letters, Nursing went sky high from there and tasted victory, the only thing that they missed from last season. The win pushed the Nursing team on the Quarterfinals podium, a great way to start and finally end the El Niño spell they had been carrying from last year.
“We played with all our hearts. Attitude plays a big part, and we all had a positive attitude towards each other and to our game as well,” says Alkuino, “Hindi kami tensionado. We played our game and we enjoyed our game.”