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Dimzon hails reliable Pariña for their draw with State U

Kim Pariña's shot stopping heroics got the point that FEU deserves, and Coach Let was all praises for the sophomore
By Kevin Estrada

MANILA -- For FEU gaffer Let Dimzon, Saturday's draw against champions UP somehow got their drive to regain the crown back on track after starting the season with two stinging setbacks.

However, she revealed that despite this result, she felt that their squard are yet to show their true form when she talked to Dugout Philippines

"Ngayon ang problema namin ay sa attacking, lalo na nung wala si Kim [Cupal] today at nahihirapan kami sa adjustment sa aming rotation, lamented the former Tamaraw booter, who rued that the suspension of their starting winger nearly cost them three points, owing to the fact that their bench is not as deep as their opponents.

"Ako, ina-aim namin itong game na ito as kaya namin kunin. Pero with the flow of the first half, hanggang sa matapos, off pa ang mga players ko," she added, as she admitted later that the rebuilding for the Lady Tams began as early as last season, where veterans such as Daidai Dolino and Barbie Sobredo played their final UAAP game for the Green and Gold.

But despite the difficulties they faced this year, she said that sophomore goalkeeper Kim Pariña stood out this time, especiall with the last stops on Cristina Delos Reyes in the dying moments to get a hard-earned clean sheet.

"Magagamit namin siya, at the end of the season," Dimzon replied when asked about her performance.

The Caviteña netminder did not wast time to flash her smile after her match-saving heroics that got them a precious point that somehow lifted their spirits.

"Super saya kasi kahit super down na kami, nagcheer up pa kami na pinupush ko pa rin sila na kaya namin ito, na walang magigive-up hanggang di pa tapos ang laro," Pariña said, noting that the team was still guided by the suspended winger that day.

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