The first round was not kind to the Lady Falcons as they finished with a lone victory after seven games, but individually the Lady Falcons players were able to make waves.
Among the best spikers of the first round were team captain Eli Soyud and Bernadette Flora who were both in the top 15 best scorers of round one, ranking 11th and 14th respectively. Team veteran Mary Joy Dacoron was not far behind, ranked 17th among the best scorers.
The twin towers of Eli Soyud and Joy Dacoron were also ranked among the top 10 best blockers, coming in 6th and 9th respectively.
But it was libero Thang Ponce who shone the brightest for the Lady Falcons, leading the league in digs and being among the top 3 best receivers of the first round.
The individuals excelling in their respective aspects of the game does not come as a surprise to coach Onyok, who has time and again expressed his trust in the veterans but sees the need for the rest of the team to continue growing.
“Ang assessment ko so far, kulang lang talaga ng exposure,” coach Onyok believes his players have the skills and talent to compete with the top teams in the league but need time to gain experience in order to avoid committing errors during the game, “lahat naman kasi ng games naming, winnable eh kung hindi lang dahil sa errors.”
As for the second round, coach Onyok will be making big changes to hopefully speed up the learning process of the Lady Falcons, “ i-wowork-out ko na magkaroon ng big changes. Sabi ko nga sa kanila, unti-unti pero dapat mapapansin mo ang pagbabago.”
The Lady Falcons will open their second round campaign against FEU on Sunday.