Mananalo na tapos natalo pa -- FEU's Bernadeth Pons

Mark Escarlote on Feb 12, 2017 09:19 PM
Mananalo na tapos natalo pa -- FEU's Bernadeth Pons
Sobrang sayang sobrang nakaka-disappoint kasi mananalo na tapos natalo pa -- Bernadeth Pons

Far Eastern University had to be reminded the hard way that volleyball games are won by taking three sets.

The Lady Tamaraws came close to starting a winning streak but they squandered a 2-1 match lead and suddenly found themselves on the losing end of a five-set thriller.

Bernadeth Pons’ 18-point performance went down the drain together with the win that could’ve pushed them close to the pacesetters after FEU bowed down to Ateneo de Manila University, 19-25, 26-24, 25-19, 16-25, 11-15, Sunday in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan. 

“Sobrang sayang sobrang nakaka-disappoint kasi mananalo na tapos natalo pa,” said the fourth year hitter after the Lady Tams slid to 1-2 win-loss card.

FEU controlled the match after three sets but had trouble controlling their first ball and struggled on offense to close out the game. 

The Morayta-based squad gave 11 aces to the Lady Eagles and threw away 35 points off their errors.  

“Nawalan na kami ng receive. ‘Di nakapag-play ng maayos tapos nagkakaroon din ng mga service errors,” added Pons. “Sabi nga nila na killer instinct na nawala, kulang.”

Pons said that they were not surprised with the way Ateneo played. They just shot themselves on the foot.  

“Wala naman (silang nagawang bago). Lahat naman ng ginagawa namin nu’ng practice namin pinag-aralan namin sila,” said Pons. “’Uun lang talaga kasi parang nu’ng fourth set nauna na kami tapos biglang nawala ‘yung receive namin at nabuhay na sila ulit hanggang sa tuloy tuloy na.

“Gumanda din blockings nila, gumanda lahat ng ginawa nila,” she added. “Nawala na rin ‘yung magandang ginawa namin nu’ng second and third set.”

FEU can only hope for a bounce back on Saturday against University of the East.




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