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    FEU Lady Tamaraws still trying to forge own identity, says coach Shaq delos Santos

    Mar 18, 2016
    FEU coach Shaq delos Santos is demanding more from the Lady Tams. Dante Peralta

    FAR Eastern University coach Shaq delos Santos hopes to find the solution to their problem as they face National University in the UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball tournament on Saturday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

    Entering the 2 p.m. match, the Lady Tamaraws and Lady Bulldogs are in a three-way tie with University of Santo Tomas for the fourth spot behind University of the Philippines (6-4), La Salle (8-2) and Ateneo (8-2).

    FEU is coming off a frustrating 17-25, 10-25, 21-25, loss to Ateneo a week ago and delos Santos trusts that they’re able to find the remedy to their problem.

    “‘Yung team namin ngayon ‘yung adjustment pa rin hanggang ngayon, hinahanap pa rin namin ‘yung team namin na gusto namin makita,” said the veteran mentor.

    “Honestly speaking, kapag tune-up (games) walang problema ‘yan kahit mga lalake ang kalaban nila, nakakakuha sila ng set minsan tinatalo pa nila. ‘Yun lang madala nila ‘yung ganoong laro pagdating mismo dito sa UAAP.”

    “Actually ‘yun naman ang ginagawa namin, lagi namin sinu-solusyunan ang mga kakulangan ng mga bata,” he added. “But of course hindi rin natin masasabi ang ilalaro ng bata kasi depende sa drive at willingness niya talaga na every game, ito ang gagawin ko at syempre ‘yung consistency, gaya nga ng sabi ko, nawawala pa.”

    The Lady Bulldogs, on the other side, are on an up-and-down ride. They lost three games, bounced back via a straight-set win over Adamson, lost their way again against Ateneo before beating hapless University of the East.

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    But delos Santos does not want to focus on their opponent’s woes.

    “Hopefully ma-ano (take advantage) namin ‘yun (NU’s struggle) but of course ang lahat naman ng teams may mga pinagdadaanang problema ‘yan especially sa amin, galing kami sa talo so mabigat para sa amin,” he said.

    “Pero ganoon talaga kung hindi para sa’yo ‘yung araw na ‘to ‘yun ang tatanggapin namin. I think  hindi namin (kukunin) na advantage para sa amin ‘yun (situation ng NU) ang gagawin namin is ‘yung paano namin sila tatalunin sa kung anong kaya ng team namin,” he added.

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