Balik ulit ang kumpiyansa ng team -- DLSU coach De Jesus

Mark Escarlote on Mar 08, 2017 07:54 PM
Balik ulit ang kumpiyansa ng team -- DLSU coach De Jesus
Mas maganda ‘yung ganoon nakaka-experience ka ng talo sabay tignan mo kung ano ang gagawin ng team pagkatapos matalo -- DLSU coach Ramil De Jesus

De La Salle University definitely learned a valuable lesson in its loss to Ateneo de Manila University last Saturday at the end of the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament elimination first round.

The Lady Spikers this time made sure to close each set and fight off their opponent’s comeback attempts.

Head coach Ramil de Jesus commended his wards after showing composure in the second and third set to stave off the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws’ rally in DLSU’s 25-5, 25-23, 25-23, victory Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.   

After an emphatic win in the first frame, the Lady Spikers faced a tough challenge in the next two sets but found a way to hold off the Lady Tams – the thing missing in DLSU’s four-set loss to the Lady Eagles in a rematch of last year’s finals.

Against Ateneo, the Lady Spikers squandered set point advantages in the first and second sets. DLSU actually went ahead, 23-18, in both frames.        

“Actually ‘yung performance namin against Ateneo makikita naman natin na ganoon talaga, petiks sa end game. So akala ko nga mauulit this game,” said a relieved De Jesus, whose squad improved to 6-2 win-loss record.

“Kapag medyo nandoon ka na sa end game parang, although lamayo ang score, medyo relaxed. Akala siguro nila natatapos sa 23 or 24 ang game so sana mag-mature pa,” he added. “‘Yun naman kasi ang nangyari noong (natalo kami sa Ateneo). Blessing din ‘yun kasi nalaman nila kung ano ang dapat nilang i-adjust.”

The mentor was happy to see that his team were able to respond to the challenge of bouncing back after a big loss.

“Mas maganda ‘yung ganoon nakaka-experience ka ng talo sabay tignan mo kung ano ang gagawin ng team pagkatapos matalo. Makikita mo kung may bounce back or wala,” he said. “Kung meron (bounce back) makikita mo na may gusto sila patunayan as a team, kung wala eh ‘di matulog na tayong lahat.”

“Kasi mas nakakatakot lang kasi hindi mo alam kung ano ‘yung balik noong team. Kung aayaw ba or gagalaw ba?” De Jesus added. “‘Yun ang big question para sa akin. (Ang maganda) sa ngayon balik ulit ang kumpiyansa (ng team) para sa Sunday.”

The Lady Spikers face National University next.

 

 

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