UAAP: FEU vets need to step up to help rookies -- Pascua
Philip Matel on Feb 20, 2019 09:43 PM
FEU coach George Pascua emphasized the need for his older players to step up, and help the rookies in their transition to the collegiate stage.
FEU Lady Tamaraws head coach George Pascua stressed character for his veterans as the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball wars heat up.
Rookie Lycha Ebon led the charge once again for FEU, while some key veterans underwhelmed in their efforts during a 18-25, 25-20, 22-25, 20-25 loss to the UP Lady Maroons.
Pascua emphasized the need for his older players to step up and help the rookies in their transition to the collegiate stage.
"Dapat sila 'yung mag-lead. 'Yung leadership not only sa words, even sa action kailangan ipakita nila. Kailangan sila mismong mga ates ang maging good example sa mga rookies," Pascua explained.
"Kasi gaganahan pa 'yung mga rookies kapag nakita na ganoon 'yung ates nila," he added.
Pascua also was kind of worried that the young guns were carrying the scoring load for the squad, but is confident that they can jell as they have 12 games left in the eliminations.
Talking more about the loss, the mentor urged his players to take a look at themselves in order to be better in the coming games after committing 34 errors while letting their opponents score 14 service aces.
As they face the Ateneo Lady Eagles in San Juan on Sunday, he hopes that they could find an answer to their lingering problems.
"Hindi naman ganoong kadali baguhin [ang character]. Ang nangyari sa amin individual errors. Ibig sabihin may mga bagay na 'di namin kontrolado ng mga coaches," Pascua mentioned.
"Ang execution is nasa players. Ang sabi ko nga sa kanila, umpisahan muna sa sarili nila; kung ano ba 'yung intention nila, kung ano ba 'yung goal nila."
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