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first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Cherry Rondina wants to let her game do the talking and she’s halfway there.University of Santo Tomas is one win away from the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball title after an impressive Game 1 thrashing of Ateneo 25-17, 25-16, 25-20, and Rondina plans to keep her promise.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next If Rondina stays true to her word, the Golden Tigresses will break their nine-year title drought and earn their 17th title—the second most in league history behind Far Eastern University’s 29.To fulfill that vow, Rondina usually reminds her younger teammates that they should never give in and that they will win, and smile, as one.“I always show the girls what my attitude is, and that we need to win,” said the graduating Rondina. “We’ve wanted this for so long and it’s a great feeling to get this one.”“We’ll win as one, we will smile as one after this day.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “I gave everyone my word that I will do everything to bring the title back to UST, the crown to España, and we will do it,” said Rondina in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I told the girls that no one will give up and no one will be left out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRondina was an unstoppable force in UST’s decimation of Ateneo, putting up 23 points on 20 attacks and two blocks.“I was super focused during the game and I didn’t think of anything except for the game itself,” said Rondina. “It’s as if I was moving on muscle memory alone.” View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridcenter_img Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew UST, Ateneo team up to bring parents of Rondina, Bicar, Pacres to Manila Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more