PVL: ‘Yung attack siguro (ang kulang) -– Galanza on former team Adamson
Mark Escarlote on Oct 10, 2018 09:36 PM
'Yun attack siguro (ang kulang) kasi nandoon na ‘yung floor defense -- Jema Galanza on former team Adamson University
Former Queen Falcon Jema Galanza played against Adamson University for the first time since serving all her collegiate playing eligibility.
Judging from her first meeting with the Lady Falcons under the Creamline banner, Galanza pointed out the Adamson’s Achilles’ heel in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference.
“‘Yun attack siguro (ang kulang) kasi nandoon na ‘yung floor defense,” said Galanza on Wednesday after the Cool Smashers’ 25-16, 25-9, 25-20, win that improved their record to 3-1.
Creamline added to the woes of Adamson-Akari as the Cool Smashers handed the Lady Falcons their fourth loss in as many games.
Adamson-Akari did great in keeping the ball alive but lacked the same finish it had during the Collegiate Conference a few months back that landed the Lady Falcons a third place finish.
“Nabubuhay parati (ang bola) pero ‘di napapatay ‘yun lang siguro,” said Galanza, who scored 11 points with all but one coming off attacks.
It could be due to Adamson-Akari losing two veteran scorers in opposite hitter Eli Soyud, who is nursing a knee injury, and Joy Dacoron, who is playing for unbeaten BanKo. It didn’t help that sophomore Chiara Permentilla is struggling in form while rookie Trisha Genesis is down with a sprained right ankle.
But despite the Lady Falcons’ disappointing results as of late, Galanza still saw the upside in her former teammates.
“Nakakatuwa kasi nakikita ko ang improvement nilang lahat kahit wala ako, talagang lumalaban sila,” she said.
“Actually, napapagod kami kasi ang floor defense nila sobrang hirap,” added Galanza. “Kahit gaano kalakas ang palo namin, nakukuha nila. Sobrang nakaka-proud na nabalik ‘yung trademark ng Adamson na maganda ang floor defense.”
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