After a spate of errors in the fourth set cost them the frame and eventually, the game, Jema Galanza was inconsolable as Adamson licked its sixth defeat in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.
But with only three games left — all must-win outings at that — Galanza has no time to sulk.
Instead, she has to learn how to quickly move on.
And how does she plan to do that?
“Iiiyak ko lang,” she said after the Lady Falcons absorbed a tough five-set loss at the hands of Ateneo. “Iisipin ko yung pagukukulang ko. After nun, pag-tratrabahuan ko yung kulang ko sa training.”
Galanza has achieved the first part, crying hard that her eyes were visibly red when she emerged from the dugout post-game.
She’s done the second part through the break, assessing what went wrong and devising ways on how to overcome them the next time she’s thrown into the same situations.
And the result of the third part will be seen when Adamson meets FEU again when action resumes next weekend.
“Siguro ngayon ibubuhos ko na lahat,” she stressed. “Yung sobrang pagod, yung sakit na nararamdaman ko, di ko na iisipin. Sobrang mag-fofocus ako talaga.”
Their fate isn’t in their hands anymore, but what Galanza has now is the time to focus on her final UAAP campaign, especially now that she’s done with most of her academic requirements.
“Thankful ako kasi tapos na yung finals namin,” she added. “Makakapag-focus na talaga ako sa team. Maibubuhos ko na lahat.”
With her collegiate career down to probably its last month, Galanza vows to leave no stone unturned.
After all, she’s raring to return to the Final Four after missing it for the past three seasons.
“Nung first year, nakapasok ako,” she shared. “Pero ngayon, gusto ko talaga makabalik bago matapos yung UAAP ko.”