UAAP VOLLEYBALL: We need to work on our consistency -- Madayag
Mark Escarlote on Apr 07, 2018 09:45 PM
No one was talking and then like I said before we need to work on our consistency kasi hahabol kami and then biglang may service error -- Ateneo captain Maddie Madayag (File photo)
Ateneo de Manila University team captain Maddie Madayag pointed out that the Lady Eagles’ lack of communication inside the court did them in Saturday in the ‘Battle of Katipunan’ against University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena.
Needing just a win to secure at least a playoff for a semifinals twice-to-beat advantage, the Lady Eagles’ miscues, miscommunication and lack of focus put them in a precarious position in the race for the top two seeds in the Final Four.
Ateneo was hacked by the Lady Maroons’ upset ax in straight sets, 28-26, 25-23, 26-24, as the Lady Eagles absorbed its first loss in the second round after a five-game winning romp for a 9-4 win-loss slate.
“Parang it’s like the basic errors na nangyari,” said Madayag, who was held to only eight points. “Parang ‘yun nga no one was talking and then like I said before we need to work on our consistency kasi hahabol kami and then biglang may service error.”
“Example, 19-all then magkakagulo kami tapos malalamangan kami ng UP,” she added.
The Lady Eagles were in control early in the second and third sets but crumbled under pressure in crunch time with UP breathing life to its flickering semis hopes.
Ateneo now must win against archrival two-time defending champion De La Salle University on April 15 to secure at least a playoff for a semis advantage.
“Kailangan lang talaga ng consistency and aggressiveness,” said Madayag. “We’re hoping for playoffs so we’re gonna work on it sa training and it’s a learning experience na ang dami naming errors and everything.”
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