UAAP VOLLEYBALL: De Jesus not worried about DLSU peaking too soon
Mark Escarlote on Apr 11, 2018 07:42 PM
Nasa tamang pacing lang kami -- DLSU coach Ramil de Jesus
De La Salle University head coach Ramil De Jesus is not worried about his team peaking too early in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.
The grand slam-seeking Lady Spikers are on a seven-game winning streak heading into the closing playdate of the elimination round and are already assured of a Final Four twice-to-beat advantage.
“Well um, nasa tamang pacing lang kami, so hindi pa siguro,” said De Jesus on Wednesday after DLSU defeated Adamson University, 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18 at the FilOil Flying V Centre.
The Lady Spikers locked the top seed in the Final Four after improving their win-loss record to 11-2.
“Kung magpi-peak man, kaya pang pigilan,” added De Jesus.
Just like her mentor, graduating opposite hitter Kim Kianna Dy believes that their hard work and focus on playing their game resulted in their blistering winning romp.
“’Di naman, we don’t think of it na nag-peak na kami. It’s just that every game we just have to play our game,” said Dy, who had 17 points on 13 attacks, three aces and a kill block while adding 10 digs on defense.
The Lady Spikers will close the eliminations on Sunday against archrival Ateneo de Manila University in a much-anticipated rematch at the MOA Arena.
A victory by DLSU coupled by a Far Eastern University win over National University will hand the Lady Tamaraws the last Final Four incentive.
The Taft-based squad will face the Lady Bulldogs in the semis while Ateneo and FEU will clash in the other Final Four pairing.
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