Unable to repeat the 3-set sweep the Lady Falcons unloaded on NU in the first round, coach Onyok could not help but voice out his frustrations after letting go of what he considered another winnable game.
“Andami nang error ng kalaban, andaming error noong first set pero hindi pa rin ginrab yung opportunity, sayang eh,” lamented coach Onyok. The Lady Falcons dropped their second round game against NU after 4 sets, winning set 2 by matching their season high 32-point output against FEU.
Errors were the main culprit again for the Lady Falcons who found it difficult to build momentum throughout the match because of the violations they were constantly called for.
Coach Onyok could only remind his players over and over again to forget the past mistake and focus on getting it right in the next play. Six substitutions were not enough as the Lady Falcons frantically rotated their lineup to find a combination that would work consistently but to no avail.
But coach Onyok still believes in the talent of his players, as he turned the frustrated mood in the locker room into one of hope and positivity.
“Alam niyo kasi,” he told the players, “nasa inyo pa rin ang respeto ko eh.”
To coach Onyok, the Lady Falcons are going through growing pains which is normal since a lot of them are still young and have been thrust into the limelight for the first time.
Before the end game huddle concluded a few laughs broke through the lips of the Lady Falcons.
“May game pa tayo, ang hinihingi ko lang sa inyo ay magrespond ng maayos. Wag niyo masyadong sisihin sarili niyo at bumawi na lang sa next game.”
The Lady Falcons face the defending champion DLSU next.