UAAP: UST coach Kung Fu Reyes livid over late missed call

Philip Matel on Feb 20, 2019 06:37 PM
UAAP: UST coach Kung Fu Reyes livid over late missed call
UST ultimately lost the game the set and the game, 21-25, 18-25, 25-16, 22-25.

UST Golden Tigresses head coach Emilio 'Kung Fu' Reyes expressed his displeasure over a missed call that could have changed momentum late in the fourth set.

Trailing late in the fourth set, 20-17, UST was on the verge of cutting more of the Lady Eagles' lead.

Reyes then called out Maddie Madayag and Ponggay Gaston for allegedly changing positions in the previous possession and thus should have been called for a rotation error. 

Instead, what they got was a net touch violation on Janine Balcorta, and confusion ensued, as a timeout was called.

Reyes fumed along the sidelines and got a yellow card for arguing with the second referee in the next possession. 

"Kitang-kita. Wala na eh. Ewan ko ah. Ang interpretasyon nila parang basketball. Pag di daw nila nakita, di tinawagan. Kino-contest ko na," explained Reyes. 

"Sinasabi ko na. Beforehand, nag-drdribble pa lang yung server natin, tapos sila rin nag-tripping. Ang masakit kasi, hindi naman kami ipapanalo kung yun ang tinawag. May chance na nakadikit," he added.

The fourth-year coach for the Golden Tigresses however clarified that it was not the game-defining call, but suggested something else could have happened, especially with the way how momentum swung in their favor.

UST ultimately lost the game the set and the game, 21-25, 18-25, 25-16, 22-25.

"Na-receive na yung bola sa depensa, tapos tatawagan kami ng touch of the net? Lahat ng mali na naitatawag sa amin. Samantalang mali na doon sa harapan nila, di pa nagagawa yung action sa ano sa serve, 'di pa natatawagan hanggang sa matapos yung serve. Kitang-kita, ayaw nila i-correct yung sarili nila," a fuming Reyes exclaimed.

He also called on the UAAP to get referees who have had playing experience to get a more personal feel of the game, to see the nuances that a regular spectator might miss.

"Ang dapat unang tinatanong dyan kung volleyball player yung referee if they understand the nature of the game. Ganoon lang kasi yun. Biruin mo, nakikita ko yun, nagco-coach ako ng anim na taon, tinitignan mo yung kabila, nakikita ko. Ano ba ang nakikita nila? Yun net, check ball?"

"Ang dami yung positioning ng tao, nagpalit lang ng dalawa di na nila alam kung tama o mali yung position? Tao tayo oo, pero they understand the nature of the game. Dapat alam nila ang rotation."

He also added that acknowleding the error could have prevented him from blowing his top, but he never got the apology.

"Dyan sila kumikita eh. Diba? Ganoon yun. Di yung sasabihin na nagkakamali. Oo nga nagkakamali pero ano yun very basic yung ano. Tapos magdadahilan pa sila? Ano ba naman yung sabihin nila na 'di ko nakita coach'? Yung pag-amin, ma-relieve ka kahit papaano. Pero they keep on denying. That's bullsh*t. Ganoon na yung nangyayari."

Talking about his team's performance, he did note how his middle blockers underperformed since the reception was poor.

He also praised Ateneo's counterparts for delivering, which was the main factor in the Lady Eagles' first win of the season.

With his personal losing streak against Katipunan extending to seven games dating back to Season 78, he wishes that he could now end it in the next round.

"Yun yung magandang motivation sana na maka-isa kami pero outstanding ang talo ng Ateneo, lalo na at the net."


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