This was our worst performance -- Adamson coach Padda
Mark Escarlote on Feb 25, 2017 05:54 PM
They rather take the easy route and just give up -- Adamson coach Airess Padda
Nothing seems to go right for the Adamson Lady Falcons this season.
The rebuilding team has yet to win a match.
The Lady Falcons dropped all the 18 sets that they played.
It just got worst Saturday when the San Marcelino-based squad was beaten black and blue by the University of Sto. Tomas, 13-25, 12-25, 9-25, to go deeper down the cellar of the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.
“I think probably this was our worst performance,” said the very disappointed American coach Airess Padda moments after her squad’s 68-minute whipping at The Arena in San Juan.
It was a very lopsided game that Tigresses coach Kungfu Reyes had the liberty to empty his bench. All but one of the 12 scoring players fielded by Reyes scored.
Padda, a composed and soft-spoken mentor during their first few games, couldn’t hide her frustrations to the squad during their huddles and timeouts.
The Lady Falcons only had 16 attacks and three kill blocks. Adamson gave away 23 points off its errors and handed UST 14 points from the service line.
Adamson only created a total of 19 points (16 attacks and three kill blocks) while receiving 15 off UST’s miscues.
Padda felt her girls hoisted the white flag early and just let themselves be bullied by the Tigresses.
“It’s a choice when you are in a match to fight and compete and give it your best. It may not be good enough so and you might still lose but to walk away knowing you give your best is important,” said Padda, who is in her first year with the team. “But they rather take the easy route and just give up.”
It didn’t help the Lady Falcons help that no other player wanted to step up and help skipper Jema Galanza, who had seven points with seven digs and nine excellent receptions.
“I think at this point the girls have not understood what teamwork is about and I think that it’s been evident that the person that has been carrying us offensively and defensively is Jema,” Padda said. “This week has been really about encouraging the other girls to step up because there’s no I in team it’s not just about one person.”
“They definitely didn’t do that today and I think their will to win is not strong enough,” she added.
The Lady Falcons will close the first round of eliminations on March 5 against another winless team University of the East (0-5).
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