Don't underestimate the Lady Maroons ever again
Paul Lintag on Mar 01, 2016 05:09 PM
"Laban lang kahit baguhan pa lang kami kasi dun naman dapat namin pakita na hindi porket baguhan lang hindi kami lalaban." --- UP's Jewel Lai
For a relatively young team, the UP Lady Maroons are showing the entire UAAP that they can go toe-to-toe with the best of them.
And as with many young teams, the Lady Maroons only have more room to improve and show even bigger fights when it comes to bigger games.
Like the one they will have tomorrow against the always dangerous National University Lady Bulldogs with joint third place at the end of round 1 on the line.
"Mas kailangan namin tapangan. Kapag dikit dapat mas matapang tsaka kailangan namin unahan," setter Jewel Lai said ahead of UP's matchup against NU.
And no just because they are young it does not mean that opposing teams should treat UP like a sure win.
The Lady Maroons are taking none of all that, not anymore.
"Laban lang kahit baguhan pa lang kami kasi dun naman dapat namin pakita na hindi porket baguhan lang hindi kami lalaban," she added.
UP showed quite a bit of that fight against the UST Golden Tigresses, a team that mirrors the Lady Maroons in many different aspects of their lineup and approach.
Turns out the UST game offered a little more inspiration for the Lady Maroons.
"Inisip namin na kailangan matalo namin UST kasi last year natalo namin sila twice, so gusto namin panindigan yun and pakita namin sa kanila na mas malakas kami," Lai said.
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