Adamson remains one of the two winless teams in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament so far, and its lethargic stand in the third set against Ateneo sets a bad precedent for a team trying to gain relevance.
Team captain Jema Galanza struggled to pierce through the Lady Eagles’ defense, connecting on just seven of her 20 attempts to finish with a team-high eight points.
She added seven digs and six excellent receptions, but didn’t get enough support from her fellow wing spikers as they skidded to their fourth straight defeat.
Galanza said her teammates could still be adjusting to the bright lights of the UAAP.
“Siguro naninibago yung iba,” she said. “Yung sa venue, yung sa crowd, tapos yung lamig pa. Pero ngayon, nakakapag-adjust na.”
Awit Joaquin and Bernadette Flora added seven and six points, respectively, but coach Air Padda failed to find the spark after shuffling her spikers in the last two frames.
Up next in Adamson’s calendar is defending champion La Salle — a team raring to prove its worth after a stunning loss to UP last Wednesday.
And while it looks like a tall order for the ladies in blue, Galanza is optimistic.
“Habang tumatagal, tumataas yung level ng game namin,” she said.