UAAP Season 81: Mas ginusto nilang manalo -- Molde

Mark Escarlote on Mar 10, 2019 09:46 PM
UAAP Season 81: Mas ginusto nilang manalo -- Molde
Siguro yun yung naging factor na mas ginusto nilang manalo sa amin -- Isa Molde

Ateneo de Manila University just wanted the win more than University of the Philippines.

Trailing two sets in the Battle of Katipunan, the Lady Maroons had a chance to extend the game in the third frame but UP crumbled under pressure.

“Walang kulang. Siguro lang bumitaw lang kami and siguro gusto talaga manalo ng Ateneo eh,” said Molde after the Lady Maroons bowed down to the Lady Eagles, 21-25, 15-25, 26-28, Sunday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

“Siguro yun yung naging factor na mas ginusto nilang manalo sa amin,” added Molde, who herself had an anemic game with only six points.

Molde failed to get her game going and ended up with her worst outing so far after averaging 16.7 points in their first four outings.

The Lady Maroons saved two match points and even took a 26-25 lead in the third set before fading.  

“Siguro kasi ‘yung problema mental toughness. ‘Yun ang naging kulang namin nu’ng naglalaro kami against Ateneo kasi andun naman lahat, yung skills,” said Molde.

But UP won’t be losing sleep from the loss.

“Lagi namang sinasabi ng coaches na ‘wag bababa morale kasi nandito na kami. May two games pang natitira sa first round,” Molde said. “Sinasabi nila na kalimutan game and bumawi sa next game.”

UP will take on National University on Wednesday before closing the round against Adamson University on Sunday.

 

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