MANILA -- Trisha Genesis displayed unrelenting spirit when Adamson University staggered in the opening set following an early scoring outburst from Ateneo de Manila University last Sunday.
The sophomore spiker carried the scoring cudgels with aplomb, helping the Lady Falcons recover from a flat-footed start en route to their fourth straight win -- a victory that punched Adamson's ticket to the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Season 3 Collegiate Conference.
"Hangga't hindi pa tumutuntong ng 25, hindi pa po napapagdesisyunan kung sino 'yung panalo," said Genesis. "Hindi po dapat kami tumigil at laban lang nang laban. Sabi lang namin, walang bibitaw kasi kung gusto namin manalo, dapat gumawa kami ng paraan."
For this, Genesis earned the Sports Vision PVL Collegiate Conference Player of the Week.
During that game, the native of Sta. Rosa, Laguna fired a game-high 19 points built on 12 attacks and six service aces to go along with nine excellent receptions.
But more than just the desire to lift Adamson to the next round, Genesis also had another motivation coming into the marquee showdown.
"Ang saya po kasi last year nga po kahit anong laban, hindi kami nananalo [against Ateneo]," bared Genesis, who had never won a match against Ateneo prior to Sunday's clash.
"So ngayong year po talagang pukpok kung pukpok, laban kung laban,” she added. “Tanggalin po sa isip na talo noong nakaraan kasi ang mahalaga po ay ngayon."
Genesis bested teammate Louie Romero, University of Santo Tomas' Eya Laure, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde's Klarisa Abriam, San Beda University's Nieza Viray, and San Sebastian College's Reyann Cañete for the weekly award handed out by reporters from print and online covering the league.
This story was originally published on the ABS-CBN Sports website.