FAR Eastern University skipper Remy Palma is disappointed but not disheartened after hitting a bump in their run to the V-League semifinals.
National University pulled off a five-set win over FEU to secure a semifinal seat. That leaves the Lady Tamaraws facing a crucial battle with San Sebastian on Saturday before closing the quarterfinals against Ateneo on Wednesday.
“Wake up call lang din ito sa amin,” said Palma.
“Medyo nag-relax kami sa 2-1 lead pero ok lang ’yan kasi challenge ’yan para at least para magising kami na marami pa rin kaming kulang sa team namin, na kailangan naming paghirapan each and every game na makakaharap namin lalo na’t quarterfinals na,” she added.
FEU actually took the lead after dropping the opening set, but couldn’t hold on and NU just couldn’t recover.
The Lady Bulldogs started the fifth strong and never allowed the Lady Tamaraws to get back.
“Nakauna sila,” said Remy Palma. “Naunahan kami at nahirapan na kaming makabalik. Nakadikit pero nabitawan pa rin.”
“Once na fifth set mabilis lang ’yan eh. Kung sino ang makalamang ng dalawa o tatlo parang nasa kanya na ang momentum kasi sobrang 10 to 15 minutes tapos na ang fifth set na ’yan eh,” she added.
NU took the first Final Four ticket with a 3-1 record, while FEU dropped to a 2-1 card.