COACH Tai Bundit admitted La Salle was the better team over rival Ateneo in the decisive Game Three of their UAAP women’s volleyball finals Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum.
Speaking in halting English, the Thai acknowledged the Lady Spikers deserved the title following their 19-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-16 beating of the deposed champions before a crowd of more than 22,000 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
“La Salle team better today. My player, not better,” said Bundit, whose future is uncertain whether he will return to the Ateneo bench or not next season.
Bundit said pressure got the better of the two-time champs, which got 31 points from superstar player Alyssa Valdez, but only had Jhoanna Maraguinot as the other player to score in double figures for the Lady Eagles with 10.
“My team thinking too much,” said the man who steered the Lady Eagles to back-to-back championships in 2014 and 2015.
Asked about his future plans, Bundit said he will go home to Thailand first but is uncertain whether to return as Ateneo coach.
“I don’t know. I will think. I will think with my family,” Bundit said before excusing himself from the media to attend the post-game mass for the team at the Ateneo campus.
Bundit's contract with Ateneo expired at the end of the season, but team manager Tony Boy Liao had earlier assured the Thai an extension with the Lady Eagles' march to the Season 78 finals.