PVL Finals: Bonus lang ‘yung ibinigay namin sa kanila –- Pascua on UP win

Mark Escarlote on Sep 10, 2018 10:02 AM
Bonus lang ‘yung ibinigay namin sa kanila -- Pascua on UP
Sabi ko nga ‘yung UP ‘di pa time to celebrate kasi long journey pa -- FEU coach George Pascua

Far Eastern University coach George Pascua warns University of the Philippine not to celebrate prematurely.

They just gave their rivals a little headstart.

The Lady Maroons may have won the first battle but not the war.

“Sabi ko nga ‘yung UP ‘di pa time to celebrate kasi long journey pa,” said Pascua.

The more seasoned Lady Tamaraws suffered a shocking 25-14, 25-22, 24-26, 18-25, 5-15, Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference Finals series opening loss to the championship stint newbies Lady Maroons  Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

“Sabi ko sa kanila di natatapos ‘yung labanan ngayon, nag-uumpisa pa lang kumbaga bonus lang ‘yung binigay namin sa kanila,” the mentor said.       

Down 0-1 in the best-of-three series, FEU looks to survive on Wednesday and force a series decider.

Pascua believes that his team – a runner-up in UAAP Season 80 and in the tournament’ inaugural staging last year – can still save their conference title bid. He points out that experience will play a big role in their comeback attempt.

FEU is no stranger to having its back leaning against the wall.

The Lady Tams also clawed its way out of a 0-1 hole in the semifinals against University of Sto. Tomas and they want to duplicate that feat.  

“Subok ‘yung team ko na kahit nu’ng semis Game 1 nakuha ng UST,” he said. “Heto, hopefully, by (Game) 2 and 3 makuha namin.”

Game 2 will air at 6:30 p.m. live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream and YouTube.

 

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