UP ‘mentally stronger’ after 1st round losses, says Tots Carlos

first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag “The first round really helped us to be mentally stronger but there’s more to improve,” added Estrañero.With the win, UP got into a quadruple tie with University of Santo Tomas, La Salle, and Far Eastern University for the No. 2 seed in the tournament with all teams holding identical 5-3 records.Carlos said that there is no other way around it and that they just have to win if they want to get out of that logjam.“We have to win the games if we want to get to the Final Four,” said Carlos, who had 13 points against the Lady Spikers. “I’m confident that the team is mentally strong so we just have to work on the physical aspect of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Coach still hoping last-place Adamson makes Final Four MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines needed a realization in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament and boy did it happen.The Lady Maroons swept defending champion De La Salle, 25-16, 26-24, 25-19, Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo in what could be a turning point for Diana Carlos and the rest of the team.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img UP suffered two straight losses at the tail end of the first round and its win over Adamson University wasn’t the most convincing of victories after the Lady Maroons dropped the first set before eventually taking the match 25-27, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21.“We were struggling in our past games but we realized something against La Salle that we can win in straight sets,” said Carlos in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsCaptain Ayel Estrañero added that UP’s losses to Ateneo and National University did them more good than bad since it made them a tougher squad mentally to go further into the season.“I think the losses we had in the first round are the main reasons why we’re mentally strong,” said Estrañero. “We were not in our perfect mental state but it was something we learned a lot from and it also made us realize how stronger we can be if we just try to help each other and just be mentally tough inside.” Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img

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