PVL: Adamson still a work in progress -- Padda

Mark Escarlote on Jul 21, 2018 08:43 PM
PVL: Adamson still a work in progress -- Padda
They didnít play up to my expectations but obviously Iím thankful that we were able to get the win -- Adamson coach Air Padda

Adamson University took a straight sets win over University of Perpetual Help to open its bid in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference.

But even with a convincing 25-19, 25-18, 25-16, victory, head coach Air Padda was far from satisfied and saw things that the Lady Falcons need to improve on.   

“They didn’t play up to my expectations but obviously I’m thankful that we were able to get the win,” said Padda.

The third year mentor was particularly concerned with her team’s ‘messy and sloppy’ performance.

Adamson, who had the height advantage, needed to rally from deficits in the second and third sets to turn back the Lady Altas.

“I think, I’m hoping next game on Wednesday, we play San Beda, I’m  hoping that this got our jitters out and we can start playing disciplined like I coached them,” Padda said.

Still, Padda commended her young setter MJ Igao for stepping up to the challenge and middle Raich Macaslang for filling in the void left by Joy Dacoron, who is still on vacation after seeing action in the PVL Reinforced Conference under the BanKo banner.

Igao, who took the place vacated by Fhen Emnas and converted into a playmaker just 10 months ago, tallied 10 excellent sets.  

“I don’t think MJ did a bad job. Given she was an opposite before she became a setter. I thought our blocking was messy in the beginning but it started to clean up towards the end of the match,” said Padda, who lost Emnas, Mylene Paat ang top spiker Jema Galanza after exhausting their playing eligibility. “I thought they did a good job in keeping their energy high.”   

Adamson also missed the services of rookie Trisha Genesis, who will be out for at least a week due to shingles.

 

 

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