Mylene Paat’s Adamson comeback did not go as planned after the Lady Falcons crashed out of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament last Wednesday.
The Pangasinan native played what was unarguably her worst performance of the season against the Lady Spikers, finishing with a paltry two points and showing no connection with her setter and lackadaisical net defense.
This, Paat, admits was because of the extreme pressure she put on herself.
“Ako yung tipong malaki ang tiwala sa sarili ko. So pag di ko nakakamit yung goal ko, madali akong ma-disappoint,” Paat, holding back tears, told Akari Sports.
“Yun ang mali ko,” she added. “Kailangan kong labanan yung ganung situation.”
Paat scored just two points and had no kill block in their second-round battle with La Salle, a far cry from her 15-point, 6-block performance against the same team last February 24.
With the crash came Adamson’s Final Four hopes and it’s something that Paat, who skipped Season 79 to focus on her professional career, is not happy about.
“Malaking disappointment sa akin,” she said. “Ang goal ko para sa team is to be in the Final Four talaga kaya nagbalik ako. Disappointed talaga ako sa nangyari.”
Nonetheless, Paat thanks coach Air Padda for the opportunity to suit up for the Lady Falcons anew.
“Napaka-memorable nitong season na to. Di lang ito pati yung first two months ko sa team before the season. Dun talaga na mold yung sarili ko,” she shared.
“Laking tulong talaga ni coach Air. Sobrang laking tulong ni coach Air sa akin. Siya yung nag mold hindi lang sa skills ko. Inopen ko sa kanya na nawala yung confidence ko. Minotivate niya ako ng maigi. Lahat binigay niya talaga. At yun ang sobrang thankful ako sa kanila.”