UAAP 81: UP quick to move on after first loss of the year

Paul Lintag on Feb 24, 2019 05:47 PM
UAAP 81: UP quick to move on after first loss of the year
The Lady Maroons have three-time defending champion La Salle lined up next. The challenge is on.

The Lady Maroons were looking good Sunday.

Winners of two straight to start the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament, the University of the Philippines took a nice 1-0 lead over the University of Santo Tomas. The Lady Maroons looked good.

Three sets later, UP didn’t look so good anymore.

The Golden Tigresses reeled off three straight wins, including a dominant third set, and UST handed UP its first loss of the year.

“Sabi naman ng coaches namin, maayos naman ginawa namin,” team captain Tots Carlos said of their first loss.

“Meron lang talagang mga instructions na di nasunod. We have to focus on those and learn to adjust in the middle of the game,” she added.

Down to 2-1, the Lady Maroons are quick to move on from the UST loss. UP now turns it attention to its next game, the team’s biggest so far in the first round.

The Lady Maroons have three-time defending champion La Salle lined up next. The challenge is on.

“Sabi nga ni coach, no pressure naman eh,” Carlos said of the upcoming La Salle clash.

“Pero syempre, gusto namin matalo La Salle. Yun pa rin, yung pinaka-ilalim pa rin naman, kailangan muna namin laruin yung laro namin,” she added.

 

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