We helped FEU win today -- Adamson coach Padda
Mark Escarlote on Oct 08, 2017 05:47 AM
Each one got a lot of feedback, but it’s pretty simple: we helped FEU win -- Adamson U coach Air Padda
Adamson University took almost an hour to emerge from its dugout inside FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan after the Lady Falcons dropped Game 2 of their inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference best-of-three semifinals series against Far Eastern University on Saturday.
Head coach Air Padda was a picture of disappointment especially with a glaring statistic in their 25-21, 25-27, 20-25, 25-23, 11-15, loss that forced a championship spot decider.
“Each one got a lot of feedback, but it’s pretty simple: we helped FEU win,” said Padda.
The mentor was disappointed with the 43 points they gave away to the Lady Tamaraws off their errors.
“We had way too many errors again and you’re not gonna be able to win games like that,” said Padda, whose squad outhit FEU, 61-52.
The Lady Falcons drew first blood in the series last Wednesday in a five-set decision that saw Adamson surrender 34 points off miscues.
Riding the crest of its Game 1 shocker, Adamson started out hot only to lose steam in the end.
“I think the girls didn’t take advantage of the opportunity tonight, there was a cushion for them because they won the first set,” said Padda. “Because they’ve been losing for so long, now that they’re winning, it’s almost like they have this chip on their shoulder and tonight we got knocked down.”
“It’s frustrating for the coaches. We warned them that FEU’s gonna come out in survival mode coz they really needed this win or else they won’t be able to go on,” the American mentor added. “I really felt like we helped them win. It was a lot of errors, our defense was really weak tonight specifically Eli (Soyud). I think she was lazy and she didn’t work hard that’s what I told her and FEU took advantage tonight.”
Game 3 is on Monday.
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