UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Masyado silang mabait sa kalaban -- FEU coach Pascua

Mark Escarlote on Feb 24, 2018 06:43 PM
Masyado silang mabait sa kalaban -- FEU coach Pascua
Though matapang naman ang mga players ko masyado lang mabait sa kalaban -- FEU coach George Pascua

Far Eastern University scored its first back-to-back victories in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament but head coach George Pascua is still looking for the Lady Tamaraws to unleash their real game.

He called his wards  ‘too soft’.

The Lady Tams defeated listless University of the East, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-22, Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan to improve to 3-2 win-loss record.

But Pascua was far from satisfied with the way they took the win against a winless team still adjusting to the sudden resignation of  their head coach Francis Vicente .   

“Yes, yes (hindi pa ito ang gustong panalo) siguro nasa 60 percent pa lang,” said the mentor, whose squad rebounded from a two-game slide with two straight wins. “Sabi ko nga masyado silang mababait sa kalaban.”

FEU had a hard time disposing the Lady Warriors, who kept the game close during most of the match.

The Lady Tams even gave UE a chance to recover from an 19-23 deficit to steal the third frame.    

“Pagdating sa training masyadong mahirap ang ginagawa sana ma-ano namin ‘yun, ‘yung pagiging Tamaraw nila kailangan sugud nang sugod kasi minsan may mga times na ayaw sumugod eh, humihinto,” said Pascua.

“Though matapang naman ang mga players ko masyado lang mabait sa kalaban,” he added.

Pascua also stressed the need for his wards to manage the number of error points they gave away.

Against the Lady Warriors, FEU threw away 33 points on miscues.

“Ang sa akin lang mga previous games namin, gusto ko ma minimize nila ang errors ‘yun naman ang importante,” said Pascua. “Kasi nagma-maximum kami ng 30 plus eh. Thirty-plus nga nananalo pa kami, what more kung mga 20 lang ‘yun ‘di ba?”

“Kasi ‘yung 30 plus isa’t kalahating set na ‘yun so kapag binigay mo ang isang set sa kalaban malaking bagay na ‘yun,” he added. “So ‘yun nga minimize namin ang errors namin.”

“Kasi kumbaga decision making na ng players ‘yan pagdating sa court so ayun pa ang (kulang) ang maturity, ang skills nandyan na eh,” according to Pascua. “So ‘yung decision making, split of a second at saka ‘yung killer instinct kasi usually bumibigay kami pagdating sa dulo pero napa-practice naman namin ‘yan sana by next game ma-apply namin kapag sa crucial moments.”

 

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