UE coach Vicente laments lack of leadership inside the court

Mark Escarlote on Feb 22, 2017 07:15 PM
UE coach Vicente laments lack of leadership inside the court
Kailangan yung leaders mag-step-up. ‘Yun ba ‘yung makita mong may galit ng kaunti. ‘Yung tipong may firmness -- UE coach Francis Vicente

University of the East head coach Francis Vicente was disappointed with the lack leadership inside the court for the Lady Warriors Wednesday.

Five games into the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball season, UE is still in search for its first win.

The Lady Warriors, who dropped 58 straight games before winning their last match last season, gave a gallant stand but fell short against the might of Ateneo de Manila, 25-14, 25-21, 25-21, at The Arena in San Juan.      

UE was able to keep the game close in the second and third frame but without anyone stepping forward to lead, the Lady Warriors collapsed on the crucial stretch. 

“Kailangan yung leaders mag-step-up. ‘Yun ba ‘yung makita mong may galit ng kaunti. ‘Yung tipong may firmness, nahihirapan pa. So kailangan yung leadership andun,” said Vicente, who has a 1-32 win-loss record since taking the reins in Season 77. 

He was particularly disappointed skipper Shaya Adorador, who did score 11 points but failed to rally her team during crunch time. 

“I was expecting Shaya (na mag-lead). Pero soft-hearted kasi si Shaya eh. Given na yun. Ang inaalis ko lang sa kanya, hiwalay mo ‘yung andun ka sa bahay at andun ka sa trabaho mo,” Vicente said. “’Pag sinabi mong trabaho, istrikto ka dyan e. Ikaw ang boss d’yan di ka pwedeng babait-bait. Kung babait-bait ka, aabusuhin ka ng kapwa mo. Masaktan na ang masasaktan.”

The Lady Warriors will take on reigning champion De La Salle University on Sunday before closing the first round of eliminations against Adamson on March 5.

 

 

 

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