Lady Falcons dealing with chemistry issues as they try to climb out of cellar, says Jema Galanza
Jema Galanza is confident Adamson can move out of the bottom soon and challenge for a semifinal spot. Dante Peralta

ADAMSON is looking to work on chemistry issues and hope to get things on the right track, according to Lady Falcons team captain Jema Galanza.

The fourth year outside hitter said team members’ personal problems have had an effect on the squad, and building chemistry has been tough as they endure a series of heartbreaking defeats in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.

The Lady Falcons, active in the offseason with the acquisition of American coach Airess Padda and former UAAP stars Michele Gumabao, Ange Tabaquero and Cherry Macatangay as assistant coaches, are winless in four matches.

“May mga personal na problem sa team,” said Galanza, her eyes puffy and red, apparently from crying.

“Syempre about sa game kasi nga parang andun na kami biglang nawala na lang.”

She did not elaborate on the personal problems, but noted team chemistry has been one of the issues.

“’Yun nga personal problem ng team,” she said.

“Parang nabigla lang din kami, ‘yung coaches kasi may ganung nangyayari, ginagawan ng paraan. Baka ‘yun ‘yung humahadlang sa team para ‘di mabuo (ang team).”

Still, Galanza is optimistic that they can rise, with still 10 matches in their schedule.

“Syempre gawan namin ng paraan,” she said.

“Monday ko malalaman ang saloobin ng teammates ko kasi dun kami magkakausap ng buong team.”

Adamson hopes to finally stop the bleeding, but will face a very tough task against defending champion La Salle on Wednesday.

 

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