UAAP Volleyball: George Pasqua is still ‘proud’ of the young FEU team despite being in the lead.

The late coach George Pasqua.  UAAP pictures

The late coach George Pasqua. UAAP pictures

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University coach George Pasqua is proud of his young lady Tamraus despite the bomb blasts from the final four of the UAAP Season 84 Women’s Volleyball Tournament.

Lady Tamraus will not be in the post-season for the first time since 2014 after Adamson exploited their ninth defeat in 10 games at Lady Falcons 17-25, 17-25, 16-25 at the Mall of Asia on Thursday. Arena.

Pascua, who led FEU to the final in his first season in 2018, accepted their fate, sticking to an education that would prepare his young team for next season.

“I am still proud of these girls. They gave their best. It was not enough for us to win, ”said the experienced Filipino FEU coach. “We look forward to bouncing back. We will learn a lot from our record in this tournament. Hopefully, in God’s time, our party will rise again. ”

“Our progress will not stop this season. Learning this year will inspire us to move on to the next season, ”he added.

According to Athletic Director Mark Molina, Lady Tamraus lost to Lychee Ebon and Martha Mora after the first round as the pair bid farewell to the team to pursue other opportunities.

Embrace responsibility

Shila Kisio, who was listed as interim captain instead of Ibn, was saddened by the early departure of his seniors, but the responsibility he now has to carry further motivates him to be a good leader for this young team.

“After eating lychees, we were sad because he was our leader. But it’s a motivation to lead and be proud of my team, even if they are no longer with us, “Kisio, who had eight points and 11 nice digs, told reporters in the Filipino.

“When the coach gave me the captaincy. I really want to help my team and accept the responsibility given to me. We all have to do our part for the team. ”

Rookie Spyker Cheney Tagaud has also emerged on the occasion for the FEU, emerging as the team’s top scorer and top 10 scorer in the first round, averaging 10.85 points in the first seven games.

“We are not that tall. But we all know that we will continue to fight. I think we lack the hard work inside the court that led to this (exclusion), ”Tagaud said after reducing by 14 points. “We will work harder in training and be bold in the rest of our games.”

With four matches left against the University of the Philippines on Thursday, Pasqua wants to reveal the potential of his wards even if they are already out of controversy.

“We will try to unlock the potential of our players so that we can see our best options for next season,” he said. “I still give them my two thumbs up without doubt and remorse. I believe in them one hundred percent. “

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