MANILA, Philippines — National University coach Karl Dimaculangan stated his wards are additional motivated each time they battle La Salle after scoring their third straight-set victory over Ramil De Jesus’ profitable program, which entered the Finals 11 occasions in 12 seasons.
Moving a win nearer to ending a 65-year title drought, the Lady Bulldogs remained unbeaten and unstoppable, dominating the Lady Spikers, 25-20, 25-12, 25-21, in Game One of the most important stage of UAAP Season 84 girls’s volleyball event on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.
“Nothing extra. I think my players are motivated every time we play them and when it comes to big games like this,” Dimaculangan stated after scoring their fifteenth straight win, a victory away from an ideal season.
Belen, who scored 15 factors to guide their recreation one victory, admitted they’re extra decided to play higher after they face La Salle due to its profitable program that gained 11 UAAP championships.
“For me, I don’t know why we play differently against La Salle. But I think we’re extra motivated because of their successful history under coach Ramil they won many championship crowns,” stated Belen in Filipino. “I hope we keep this eagerness.”
NU had 11 blocks towards La Salle, which was the very best blocking workforce within the elimination spherical. The Lady Bulldogs additionally outplayed the Lady Spikers in attacking with a 43-23 edge and in service with an 8-2 distinction in aces.
“We prepared, watched, and reviewed the games of La Salle. We studied their tendencies and anticipated their movements. Good thing, we executed well,” Dimaculangan stated.
Despite their dominant win, Dimaculangan harassed they should tackle their errors after giving up 25 free factors off their errors to La Salle.
“We can’t afford to give up free points. This is the finals we can’t let this up,” the NU coach stated. “We just have to sustain our energy and focus next game. But my players’ mindset, they are always ready.”
NU tries to win full an ideal season and its first girls’s volleyball crown since 1957 in Game Two on Tuesday.
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