UAAP Season 81: Kumbaga sa sasakyan nagpa-overhaul tapos walang tune-up -- De Jesus
Mark Escarlote on Apr 24, 2019 04:57 PM
Siguro isa ‘yun, kasi mahirap nagpapahinga dahil pagdating ‘yun nga parang kinakalawang tapos ‘di ka pa maka-tune up dahil sobrang tight naman ng days para dun sa game -- DLSU coach Ramil de Jesus
Three-time defending champion De La Salle University secured at least a playoff for a Final Four advantage after making quick work of University of the East but head coach Ramil de Jesus was far from impressed.
The mentor felt that his team was a bit rusty coming off the Holy Week break.
“Siguro isa ‘yun, kasi mahirap nagpapahinga dahil pagdating ‘yun nga parang kinakalawang tapos ‘di ka pa maka-tune- up dahil sobrang tight naman ng days para dun sa game,” said De Jesus following the Lady Spikers’ 25-17, 25-16, 25-19 on Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOiul Flying V Centre in San Juan.
De Jesus even provided an analogy for his team’s performance, adding another gem to his collection of quotable quotes.
“Kumbaga sa sasakyan nagpa-overhaul ka tapos walang tune-up, kasi pinahinga mo,” he said.
The Taft-based squad started each of the sets very sluggish as the Lady Warriors kept the game close up until midway of each frames.
“Actually kanina ni-remind ko sila sabi ko compared sa last game namin dun sa Ateneo, so maganda ang performance, mataas talaga ang laro ng mga bata, compared naman ngayon sobrang bagal,” said De Jesus, whose squad improved to a 10-3 win-loss record.
“Sabi ko although mabagal ang galaw pero nakuha pa rin natin manalo. Sabi ko lang ‘yung galaw ayoko ng ganoon na slow start,” he added. “Sabi ko mas OK sana kung mataas kaagad ang performance at kaya pang tumaas kasi papunta na tayo doon sa last part ng elimination.”
A win by DLSU on Sunday in a rematch of last year’s Finals against Far Eastern University or a loss by University of Sto. Tomas to National University on Saturday will give the Lady Spikers the semis advantage outright.
The Lady Spikers can earn the top seed if they defeat the Lady Tamaraws and Ateneo de Manila University (10-2) loses all of its remaining games. DLSU can also move to the no. 1 spot if it wins against FEU and the Lady Eagles lose one of their two games for an 11-3 tie (winner over the other).
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