MANILA, Philippines – After losing to the University of the East, coach Jumbo Dimakulangan is now on his way to complete the elimination round sweep for his younger brother Carl and National U and to reach the season 84 women’s volleyball final.
Ja Lana and Dara Niva each conceded 21 points as UE refused to end their season unbeaten, beating Far Eastern University, 25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 25-21, in the mall for the first time in 12 years. Asia Arena.
The win also ended their 17-game skid.
Now that their season is over, it’s time to cheer for Carl, the UE coach whose team is looking to complete a 14-game sweep and reach the final in his game against the University of Santo Thomas at 4 p.m.
Big Dimakulangan believes that his brother will bring Lady Bulldogs to the final for the first time in the Final Four era.
“This time we are out of competition, so I will be biased. I would say yes, it’s going to be a sweep because he’s a hard working coach, “said Jumbo Filipino. “However, we never talk about our own work as coaches. But I know how he works and he has coached here at UE. “
The UE coach added that even his players know how hardworking and enthusiastic his brother is after calling shots for the team in the last two seasons before he moved to NU.
“Ja and my players know how passionate he is,” he said.
The brothers of PLDT star setter Rhea Dimakulangan have clashed with UE in two NU games for the first time in their coaching career this UAAP season.
Jumbo finished her first season at seventh place as UE coach where the Lady Red Warriors were able to break the tie at 1-13 with four points as Lady Tamraus had just three points in the season.
The current Lady Red Warriors coach also ended the team’s 19-game losing streak to Lady Tamraus in Season 73 of December 2010.
Jumbo wants to build from their only win this season, believing his Lady Red Warriors can do better than that.
But for now, he hopes his younger brother and Lady Bulldogs will bring the title home.
“I hope and pray that they (the tournament) will sweep, because they really deserve to win the UAAP Championship this season,” he said.
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