While a huge chunk of the country’s population is anticipating a five-day long weekend with the Holy Week and Araw ng Kagitingan coming up, the Lady Falcons will get less than half of that break in preparation for the rest of the UAAP Season 85 Women’s Volleyball Tournament.

Following the team’s Saturday sweep over Ateneo at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Adamson resumed regular training the next day and is expected to follow the same routine all the way to Wednesday before getting an all-important two-day rest.

“Ang break lang nila ay Thursday and Friday. ‘Yun ang plano. Saturday, balik-training na. Walang uuwi kasi ongoing pa ang season,” shared Adamson assistant coach Rald Ricafort.

So far, the sacrifices and the hard work of the San Marcelino crew have been paying off with the team having a 7-2 card, enough to place them in second place behind La Salle’s 9-1 record.

The challenge now for head coach Jerry Yee and his coaching staff is to find the right balance of hustle and recovery to make sure that the Lady Falcons will remain in their fighting form despite the long lull in between the jam-packed competition schedule.

“Kailangan talaga ma-balance. ‘Yung hard training pwede naman pero hindi pwedeng everyday kasi importante rin ‘yung health nila lalo ngayon na naglalabasan na mga injuries dahil sa schedule,” Ricafort told Akari Sports.

On their two-day break, the Lady Falcons are expected to continue getting ready for the rest of their second round matches through the viewing of useful scouting videos that Yee and Ricafort turned into a huge part of their volleyball program.

“Babalansehin natin. Hindi lang puro sa court ang ensayo. Marami naman kaming nakukuha sa panonood namin ng games,” the assistant coach said.

The Lady Falcons will return to court on Wednesday, April 12, 3PM at the FilOil EcoOil Centre to face first round tormentor and defending champion National University.

And though Ricafort would have preferred that Adamson didn’t have a 10-day break since their last game, he shares he has faith in the program of Yee and so should the rest of the squad and their supporters.

“Mas okay sana kung tuloy-tuloy na lang ang tournament pero hindi naman ako gaanong concerned dahil alam naman ni coach Jerry (Yee) ‘yung timplahan sa mahabang pahinga,” he closed.