La Salle coach laments win that got away because of too many unforced errors
La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus believes it should have been a win, not a heartbreaking five-set loss, if they managed to limit the errors. Jerome Ascano

LA Salle coach Ramil de Jesus lamented the win that got away and the lost chance to take the top seeding, mainly because of 37 unforced errors.

The multi-titled coach noted the Lady Spikers’ total miscues were already worth a set, unacceptable in any match.

La Salle looked in control early but the two-time defending champion Ateneo wound up steadier down the stretch and claimed top seeding with a five-set win in front of a crowd of 19,266 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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“Dami naming unforced errors. Malaking factor ’ yun. Halos isang set na ‘yun,” said De Jesus, whose Lady Spikers won the first round encounter with the Lady Eagles in straight sets.

Next time, kailangan naming ma-minimize ’yung mga unforced errors."

De Jesus said La Salle could not come up with the momentum and Ateneo managed to get back due to the Lady Spikers’ errors, mostly on serves.

“Hindi biro ’yung unforced errors lalo na sa service. Marami kaming tinapon na service kaya ‘yung momentum napuputol din,”

“Isa rin na factor ’yun na bumalik ’yung confidence ng Ateneo. Pagdating ng second set, iba na ’yung kilos nila,” said De Jesus.

De Jesus refused to discuss the match officiating.

“Lagi naman may masasabi sa referee pero ayoko na lang mag-comment tungkol sa referee,” he said.

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