“WE helped FEU win.”
Those were the words of a frustrated Adamson University coach Air Padda when she faced a handful of reporters after a sorry loss to Far Eastern University, 25-21, 25-27, 20-25, 25-23, 11-15, in Game Two of the best-of-three semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference on Saturday at The Arena in San Juan.
The outspoken American mentor, who spent an hour inside their locker room after the match, did not bother sugarcoating her words when asked what she told her wards.
“Each one got a lot of feedback, but it’s pretty simple we helped FEU win, we had way too many errors again and you’re not gonna be able to win games like that,” said Padda.
The Lady Falcons, who took the series opener on Wednesday, wasted 43 points courtesy of their errors while the Lady Tamaraws only had 29 miscues in the match that took two hours and nine minutes to finish.
“I think the girls didn’t take advantage of the opportunity tonight, they think there was a cushion for them because they won the first set,” said Padda.
“It’s frustrating, it’s frustrating for the coaches. We warned them that FEU’s gonna come out in survival mode cause they really needed this win or else they won’t be able to go on and I really felt like we helped them win,” she added.
Still, Padda is hoping that they can bounce back in Game Three on Monday.
“Game Three is we’re playing to survive, we really need this, maybe we’ll see the team that we’ve been wanting to see and we’ve got to be hungry for it, we gonna want it more than them,” she said.