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    Kungfu Reyes says loss to Customs a wake-up call for UST to keep improving despite early success

    Oct 17, 2016
    Kungfu Reyes hopes UST learned from their loss to Customs, especially in terms of closing out winnable sets. Freddie Dionisio

    UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas coach Kungfu Reyes considered the Tigresses first loss in the Shakey’s V-League Reinforced Conference at the hands of the Bureau of Customs on Saturday a much-needed wake up call.

    "Good thing ngayon lang nangyari, nakaka 4-0 ka pa lang, ngayon pa lang tinatapik ka na," said Reyes, who hoped his UST team stays grounded after sweeping the first half of the competition before facing BOC.

    "Eto yung sinasabi naming learning na pwede naming makuha," he added.

    Even though the Tigresses went perfect after four games, Reyes said UST still has a lot of things to work on especially after the loss to BOC.

    "Ganoon talaga, may butas pa din, kailangan pang i-work out yung pagkukulang namin. Kaya kami nandito para kami naman yung matuto sa kanila," the veteran mentor said.

    Reyes noted the inability of UST to close out winnable sets. In the match against Customs, UST had a chance to take the second frame, 24-22, before BOC countered with a 4-0 blitz to tie and take the set 26-24.

    "Yung tipong mananalo ka na, kailangan mo lang ng catalyst, sino pwede tumapos na go-to guy. Yung huli, dun lang kami nagka-misreceive, yung pinaka-crucial pa yung tinapon namin," Reyes said.

    Reyes is hopeful UST will bounce back and perform better against Laoag on Wednesday.

    "Back to reality, so training uli, balik kami para sa next game on Wednesday against Laoag, so hopefully makarecover uli kami," he added. 

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    Kungfu Reyes hopes UST learned from their loss to Customs, especially in terms of closing out winnable sets. Freddie Dionisio
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