Far Eastern University (FEU) Junior Lady Tamaraws set another playoff match against the University of the East (UE) Junior Lady Warriors in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) girls’ volleyball tournament today at the Adamson Gym in San Marcelino, Manila.
After securing the victory in four sets, the Junior Lady Tamaraws dispatched the Adamson University (AdU) Junior Lady Falcons from title contention, 26-24, 25-20, 19-25, 25-20, on Tuesday.
With several errors plaguing the Junior Lady Tamaraws, the Junior Lady Falcons took advantage of it and snatched the third set, 25-19.
FEU then bounced back in the next set and sealed the win with Alexis Ciarra Miner blocking Lorene Toring’s attack, 25-20.
“I am proud of my teammates because we have applied the things that we had in our training. I also saw that we help each other and we work as a team. We have also showed in our game how brave a Tamaraw is,” said FEU team captain Martha Mora.
FEU rookie coach Rey Diaz, however, admitted that no one stepped up in their game against Adamson.
“No one stepped up but what is good is that they all helped each other. That is what we really need rather than someone stepped up but we failed to get a good result. So it is better where everyone is working to get a win for the team,” said Diaz.
Both Mora and Diaz agreed that the FEU Junior Lady Tamaraws have to improve their service and reception.
“We have to train and to focus in our service, receive, and blockings. We also lack in communication,” Mora added.
The winner between FEU and UE will face third seed De La Salle Santiago Zobel School (DLSZ) Junior Lady Spikers in the stepladder semifinals on Saturday.