UAAP Volleyball: Adamson coach Padda: Our team lacks consistency
Philip Matel on Feb 21, 2018 07:14 PM
The Adamson Lady Falcons never bounced back as the Lady Eagles took control of the deciding set and won their second game of the season.
Adamson Lady Falcons head coach Air Padda admits that her team still lacks consistency as her wards collapsed again in the clutch, this time, bowing to the Ateneo Lady Eagles in five sets.
The Lady Falcons, who momentarily led in the fifth set, 3-2, never bounced back as the Lady Eagles took control of the deciding set and won their third game of the season.
"We haven't found something that's consistently working for our team yet. That's disappointing because it's our fifth match and it would be nice to go into a fifth set and have confidence," the American said after the game.
Despite the team already doubling their win totals from last season, the tactician rues that the volleyball program itself has seen such a long lull in success that it has already forgotten how it felt to win.
'And I feel like sometimes they don't know how to handle success. They don't know how to create momentum off of their success. It's like we had our two wins and when we got thrown into the UST match, as soon as we experienced an inconsistent play, or doubt we just like crumble. "
After a deflating loss against the UST Golden Tigresses Sunday, today's match against Ateneo, Adamson will end their trio of tough matches with the defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers coming their way on Saturday.
"We're just going to approach it like we did, like we prepared with this match. We're going to work on our blocking more. Obviously my team doesn't handle pressure that well, I know that going up against La Salle, it's not just good volleyball players, they have a prestigious name, they're going to have a big crowd and we're just going to focus on tuning that out and just play volleyball. "
Even though the team still has a tough time in retaining they level of play, Padda believes that her team will always continue to fight, until they eventually find their niche later in the season.
"We know we came back after the NU loss, we came back as a fighter. As a young player, they have to develop themselves. It doesn't matter how many drills the coach puts you in."
Padda also added that these kinds of situations her players must realize for themselves and learn from, because a correct mindset being taught is said more easily than done.
"It doesn't matter how many times we push you to bawi it's something that's inside of you. I can't change your mindset. That's something they have to deal with and something that comes with experience.
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