UAAP: Humbled Lady Eagles vow to work hard, sacrifice more
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 13, 2019 08:32 PM
Ateneo got cut down to size by La Salle, but the former believes that this will be nothing but a learning experience
Heading into its rivalry game opposite De La Salle University, Ateneo de Manila University had won 10 games in a row in the UAAP 81 Women's Volleyball Tournament.
More impressively, they had won nine ot of 10 sets after beating the University of the Philippines, Far Eastern University, and National University.
Up against the determined Lady Spikers, though, it was the Lady Eagles who were at the wrong end of a sweep, Saturday at Araneta Coliseum.
Not only that, they also had no players reaching double-digits in terms of scoring.
And in terms of blocking, the department they had been leading the league in, they were completely shut down.
In the end of the shocking decision, the volleybelles from Katipunan could only acknowledge that, indeed, they were dominated. "Nakaka-disappoint kasi ang ikli, ang bilis, pero mahirap sabihin na disappointed talaga kasi I know na may ibang player na nag-deliver naman," head coach Oliver Almadro told reporters post-game.
True to his self, though, Coach O reminded that the straight sets loss is nothing but an opportunity for Ateneo to be better. "Siyempre, malungkot kami. Wala namang masayang natatalo e," he shared.
He then continued, "Pero kailangan sabihin sa kanila na we are humbled, but the Lord wants greatness pa rin. We have to work hard and sacrifice more."
The Lady Eagles try to do just that when they take the floor once more against also-ran Adamson University on April 24.