Alina Bicar dishes out double-double performance in Army win over BanKo

The gutsy setter from España continues to deliver streaks of brilliance.

Alina Bicar played an amazing game earlier as she led the Pacifictown Army Lady Troopers over the BanKo Perlas Spikers in a five-set victory, 25-22, 23-25, 27-29, 25-20, 15-7, in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center.

The main setter of the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses showed her playmaking prowess once again, delivering a double-double performance of 10 points and 26 excellent sets.

Her setting efficiency paved the way for foreign reinforcements Jenelle Jordan and Olena Lymareva-Flink, who topscored the team anew with 23 and 19 points respectively.

With the win, the Lady Troopers gain better footing in the team standings with a 3-2 win-loss record at the end of the first round.

Bicar displayed mastery of the court earlier, committing timely and effective one-twos while catching the net defense of the Perlas Spikers napping.

Trailing two sets to one, Bicar said the Lady Troopers played the game positively and trusted each other to take the win.

“Nag-enjoy lang kami sa loob. Siyempre ‘yung pressure nandoon, but nandoon din ‘yung tiwala sa teammates and sa imports din, kasi minsan lang kami mag-gel,” Bicar said.

Straight from a finals appearance for the Tigresses in the UAAP, Bicar said connecting with her spikers wasn’t easy, but she took the challenge knowing she has to step up for the team.

“Siyempre hindi naman madali kasi noong nandoon sila, hindi ako nakapag-training muna kasi nasa UAAP pa kami. Pero hindi naman sila madaling adjust-an o basahin kasi as a setter, iyon ‘yung trabaho mo e–kailangan mong alamin kung ano ‘yung gusto ng spiker mo,” Bicar said.

Playing for a team full of veterans, Bicar said she continues to learn and find points improvement in her game, taking this tournament as a helpful experience for her growth as a setter.

“Natututo po ako. Sabi nga ni coach, kailangan kung ano ‘yung mali mo, kailangan mong itama; ‘yung mga pagkukulang mo, kailangang punan. Nagtiwala lang din ako sa sarili ko,” Bicar ended.

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