PVL: I would love to kick their a** too – Padda on UST match
Mark Escarlote on Sep 05, 2018 01:01 PM
Adamson University wants to prove that its elimination round win over University of Sto. Tomas is no fluke.
Aside from salvaging a podium finish after falling short of advancing to the Finals, Adamson University would like to make a statement against University of Sto. Tomas in their battle for third in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference.
The Lady Falcons’ want to prove that their elimination round win over the Tigresses is no fluke.
Head coach Air Padda knows that the best-of-three battle for third, which will begin Sunday, will be more of a showdown of school pride.
Adamson defeated UST, 15-25, 26-24, 25-23, 25-20, in the elims in a match where Tigresses top rookie and prized hitter Eya Laure sat out because of a shoulder injury.
“They have a point to prove,” said Padda, who hopes to end up with a third place finish after missing the podium in last year’s edition.
“I know everyone’s like they think we shouldn’t have beat them, you know,” she added. “Eya’s back and they’re gonna have something to prove. They’re gonna be cocky.”
Padda also braces for one of the Tigresses’ biggest advantage – the UST crowd.
“It’s gonna be a challenge because their gonna bring a big crowd,” she said. “They’re gonna be chanting the players’ names. People are gonna be walking around doing these dances and flips when they do stuff.”
But whatever UST will be bringing in their match, she and her wards will be ready.
They are ready to slug it out.
“I would love to kick their a** too,” said Padda.
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