Composure is the key -- Pocari Sweat assistant coach Abella

Mark Escarlote on Jul 16, 2016 10:24 PM
Composure is the key -- Pocari Sweat assistant coach Abella
Ang composure kasi namin 'yun lang talaga ‘yung naging key -- Pocari Sweat assistant coach Rommel Abella

Pocari Sweat knew what cost them the game in the 13th V-League best-of-three Finals series opener last Wednesday.

The Lady Warriors kept their focus all throughout the game as Pocari Sweat escaped with a 17-25, 25-22, 25-14, 25-20, win in Game 2 Saturday night at the PhilSports Arena to force a winner-take-all series decider on Monday.

“Ang composure kasi namin yun lang talaga ‘yung naging key kung bakit kami nanalo ngayon kasi last time di ba leading kami noong fourth set, nag-relax kami,” said Lady Warriors assistant coach Rommel Abella. 

Abellla recalled how they squandered a 20-14 lead in the fourth set in Game 1 last Wednesday where they were leading the match 2-1 only to see Air Force mount a comeback to steal the game 17-25, 25-20, 15-25, 26-24, 15-11.  

In Game 2, Pocari Sweat saw their early lead in the fourth set evaporate as Air Force overtook the Lady Warriors, 15-14. Pocari Sweat showed maturity this time taking back the lead and making sure that Jet Spikers won’t make another comeback.    

“Ngayon leading pa rin kami sa fourth set buti na lang ‘yung composure namin nandoon all throughout the game kahit na nakakalamang sila o nakakalamang kami yet ang composure namin hindi nawawala,” he added.

It is Pocari Sweat’s first win against the Jet Spikers in three outings since the elimination round. 

“Nawala na ang monkey off our backs, buti naman,” said Abella.

Game 3 is on Monday at the same venue.

 

 

 

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