Coach Gorayeb on two American imports: “’Di malakas pumalo pero smart maglaro’

Multi-titled NCAA coach Roger Gorayeb is leading yet another young squad in the Premier Volleyball League mostly composed of stars from the collegiate ranks.

With this core are two American imports in the person of open spiker Tess Nicloe Rountree and middle attacker Shelby Sullivan, first-time imports in the Philippines.

In their lucid test against Tacloban Lady Warays today, the two imports did not disappoint as they delivered the goods for PayMaya.

The two scored a combined 37 points while getting enough help from the locals.

For Coach Gorayeb, although the imports are not that flashy when it comes to attacks, he said they are “smart” players.

“Okay naman sila [imports]. Hindi lang sila ‘yung tipong ‘pag pumalo ng bola, tumutunog. Pero makikita mo naman na very smart maglaro laso na si Shellby,” he said.

“‘Di naman siya ganun kalakas pumalo ng quick pero marunong maglagay ng bola. Si Tess naman, ibabaw kung ibabaw pumalo, nasa taas talaga ‘yung kamay niya,” he added.

Despite this, Gorayeb is not alarmed at all.

“Ayos lang. We don’t need powerful attacks. We just have to be smarter,” the coach said.