Lady Tams, Lady Falcons dispute first season win

Mark Escarlote on Feb 08, 2017 07:46 AM
Lady Tams, Lady Falcons dispute first season win
Far Eastern University seeks to bounce back from its opening day loss.

Far Eastern University and Adamson University look to bounce back from their opening day setbacks Wednesday in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.

Game time is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live over ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream.

Considered as one of the title contenders heading into the season, the Lady Tamaraws was slapped with an early reality check after suffering a 27-29, 22-25, 23-25, loss at the hands of the defending champions De La Salle University Sunday.

It was a disappointing season debut for the Morayta-based squad, which failed to take advantage of their veteran lineup against the Lady Spikers, who lost most of its seasoned core after last season.

FEU played tight and committed an atrocious 30 errors including a pair of crucial miscues at the final stretch of the third set.    

“’Yung mga natutunan namin last game sana madala naming, maging positive kami at maitama namin kung ano ‘yung mga kulang namin sa susunod na game,” said Lady Tams coach Shaq Delos Santos.

Bernadeth Pons, Toni Basas, graduating Remy Palma, Jerrili Malabanan and Heater Guino-o need to step up big time to help FEU avoid an upset against a very young Adamson squad.

The Lady Falcons absorbed a quick 18-25, 11-25, 18-25, whipping at the hands of University of the Philippines last Sunday.

Nothing went right for the Lady Falcons, committing 25 errors and giving away 15 service aces to the Lady Maroons.

American head coach Airess Padda sees their setback as a lesson learned and the Lady Falcons are leaving that loss behind to move forward and face the challenge of FEU.         

“Even though we lost we learned a big lesson and I know this is not something I want them to sit and beat themselves up,” she said. “We have FEU on Wednesday and that’s gonna be our focus.”

Fourth year player Jema Galanza needs to bounce back from a sloppy first-game performance where she was limited to only six points.

Joy Dacoron, Bernadette Flora and Ronjean Momo must step up to help Galanza and avoid getting buried at the cellar.          

 

 

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