COACH Roger Gorayeb was generally reserved after National University eked out a tough four-set victory, saying he would like to believe it was just opening-day jitters.
But he did call out some of the Lady Bulldogs veterans as he warned their current level of play won’t get them far against a tough field in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.
"We cant play like this. Kung gusto namin mag finals, yun ang goal namin, hindi kami makakarating ng ganyan. We have to work hard on it. Sana wag nalang maulit," Gorayeb continued.
"We learned our lesson the hard way, dapat yung character nila magbago na sa susunod."
Though Aiko Urdas and Jorelle Singh still finished with 11 markers apiece, Gorayeb felt that they could have given so much more after their strong showing in a commercial league.
"Tatlo yung nagstruggle kanina kaya nahirapan ako, offensively defensively, si Urdas, (Roma) Doromal at si Jorelle. Kasi nung mga nakaraang laro namin, sila naman yung first six nagsurvive naman sila sa V-League. Hindi ko alam kung ano nangyari ngayon," Gorayeb said.
"Still yung question dun yung kanilang character. Sana maiba nila at maging aggressive and fighter sila," he added.