ALREADY assured of a semifinal berth, University of Sto. Tomas plays pressure-free but still eager to finish strong in the elimination round of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.
UST faces Adamson University on Saturday in San Juan and Far Eastern University on August 25 in Cagayan de Oro.
“Syempre with all due respect naman sa lahat ng mga sumali rito, lahat naman ng kalaban nirerespect namin ‘yun,” said UST assistant coach Ian Fernandez.
“Pero syempre ang Adamson and FEU, nakita naman natin ang standings, mas mapapalaban kami doon. Doon namin matetest din ‘yung team kung ano talaga ang may ibubuga,” he added.
UST is on top a 5-0 win-loss record, while Adamson is second at 4-0 followed by FEU at 4-1.
Fernandez stressed that although their last two games in the eliminations are practically non-bearing, he wants the team to still play their best.
“So ‘yung complacency, sinasabi nga namin sa kanila, ‘yun ‘yung pinaka kalaban namin dito sa ligang ito,” he said.
“Kasi malaki ang lamang namin, sige nagrerelax, so ‘yung paisa-isa namin na error sa bandang huli kami sinisingil. So ‘yun ang kailangan namin putulin sa kanila,” he added.