Lady Maroons’ fight came too late, rues coach

first_imgMOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UAAP softball: Lady Falcons sweep 1st round Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “If you start in a shaky way, the way we were shaking with our passing, that’s how we get the results.”UP’s inconsistent first ball limited the Lady Maroons to just 26 points off spikes, almost half of Adamson’s 40.Okumu, despite witnessing his team’s poor performance, is still confident that UP will bounce back in the next games.“I’ve said this before, we will fight back. We are coming back.”ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES The Lady Maroons got flat out embarrassed in the first set en route to a 25-9, 27-25, 25-20 blanking from the Lady Falcons Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“We did not start well, that’s why the results were not good, we should’ve played better in the first set,” said Okumu as his team slipped to its second straight loss after an opening game win. “We were able to recover in the second and third set but it was a little too late.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Lady Falcons used the Lady Maroons as moving targets in the first set where they unloaded eight of their total 17 service aces.“The first set was really a big deal for me as a coach because that’s how the game started. If you start well, you will play well all throughout,” said Okumu, who is on his first year with UP. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City University of the Philippines’ first set alone was enough for head coach Godfrey Okumu to describe what his team went through against Adamson U in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more