MANILA, Philippines — Regardless of getting swept by a rampaging La Salle facet within the elimination spherical, Nationwide College coach Karl Dimaculangan is sticking to the positives that may assist them transfer ahead within the UAAP Season 85 girls’s volleyball event.
NU made the mandatory changes and pushed La Salle to its limits within the first two units however nonetheless succumbed to its second straight loss, 24-26, 24-26, 16-25, on Saturday at Philsports Area.
The Girl Bulldogs misplaced twice to the staff that didn’t beat them final season in a span of 4 days and absorbed their first back-to-back losses since 2019 in Season 81.
However Dimaculangan, who ended the staff’s 65-year title drought with an ideal Season 84, remained optimistic regardless of sliding to a 5-3 report within the No.3 spot.
‘WE WILL BOUNCE BACK’
“It is a completely different story in comparison with our first sport as a result of it was all La Salle. This sport, the most important issue was our finish sport lapses,” stated the NU coach in Filipino. “It was sport however we got here up quick. We now have to maneuver on and put together for our subsequent sport.”
“We stay constructive as a result of we all know that we’ll bounce again. That is only a studying expertise for us. We are going to make changes,” he added.
Dimaculangan lauded reigning MVP Bella Belen, who gave her all with 17 factors however she ended up in tears after shedding two consecutive video games to La Salle.
“Bella is completely different. She performed her coronary heart out and confirmed that she needed to bounce again. We noticed that she actually needed to win,” he stated.
NU’s main scorer Alyssa Solomon was one of many lacking items after being restricted to only eight factors, as libero Jennifer Nierva had one other robust receiving evening with solely six wonderful receptions out of 21 makes an attempt
Reigning greatest setter Lams Lamina additionally struggled with 9 wonderful units, whereas Cess Robles was scoreless in restricted motion because of a swollen knee, though rookie spiker Vange Alinsug stepped up with 14 factors and 7 receptions.
Dimaculangan careworn that they need to work as a staff and play with confidence.
“Everybody ought to step up and assist one another. If we’ll have a look at La Salle, this staff is completely different in comparison with final season. We misplaced a number of gamers, whereas that they had a number of key additions,” stated the NU coach, who misplaced Ivy Lacsina after she determined to show professional.
“We now have to work tougher. We now have to point out the precise mentality in the long run sport. We will’t afford to repeat our psychological lapses in the long run sport.”
“Our liberos must be extra assured and likewise all of our gamers. They’re composed and we belief them. They only need to carry out with out doubting themselves,” he added.
NU, which dedicated 26 errors towards La Salle’s 12, hopes to bounce again towards the struggling College of the Philippines (1-7) on Saturday subsequent week at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.
“We now have to right our errors. It was an enormous distinction for the reason that sport was shut. We gained’t win with these errors within the essential moments,” he stated.
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