La Salle and University of Santo Tomas try to get back on track as the Lady Spikers and Tigresses clash in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball on Wednesday at the Arena in San Juan.
The Lady Spikers, coming off a loss to the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons, battle the Tigresses, who lost to Far Eastern University.
The match starts at 4 p.m. after the 2 p.m. showdown between Far Eastern University (2-2) and University of the East (1-3).
Coach Ramil de Jesus is confident the Lady Spikers will quickly bounce back from their first loss of the season.
“Kailangan mag-bounce back. Importante lang wag na tayong magpatalo, kung yung goal natin, kung gusto natin ma-reach ang goal natin,” De Jesus said. “Wag na muna nating isipin kung ano yung championship. Isipin natin kung paano makabalik.
UST is without Milena Alessandrini, out at least two weeks due to a partial ACL tear.
La Salle, tied with UP and Ateneo at 3-1, and looks to move ahead and De Jesus expects o get a better performance from veterans Aduke Ogunsanya and Des Cheng.
“Ang UST naman, ever since, talagang lahat naman gutom sa panalo eh. Nakakalungkot lang kasi 'di baleng matalo ka na, 'wag ka lang ma-injure-an ng player,” De Jesus said. “Parehas kaming galing sa talo, kung sino na lang mas gustong manalo.”