MANILA, Philippines – Trisha Genesis Adamson has not been given the most importance in keeping her team alive in the UAAP Season 84 Women’s Volleyball Tournament.
Adamson and Atenio, who both finished the season with an 8-6 record, will face off in a no-call play-off clash for No. 4 on Saturday.
Fighting for their favorite life, Genesis took matters into its own hands with 20 points as Adamson defeated La Salle 25-23, 17-25, 25-16, 26-24 to secure a play-off for the final Final Four ticket on Thursday. At the Mall of Asia Arena.
“I do not want to give up. I don’t want to disappoint my team, especially in the first set, even if my game is off, “said Genesis, who broke down in tears at the post-game press conference.
“I kept in mind that I would not give this game to La Salle because it is now or never.”
After defeating the Lady Spykers for the first time since 2018, Adamson coach Larma Giron and all the Lady Falcons got emotional on their knees – while Jemma Galanza and Miley Jr. stunned the Ramil de Jesus-coaching team.
“We are very emotional because our team has been through this epidemic since the offseason. Everyone has sacrificed for the team. And it’s a great relief that we’re on the right track for the final four, “said Giron in the Filipino.
Now that they have won their second chance, Giron says his wards have no plans to squander this opportunity to bring Adamson back to the semifinals for the first time in eight years.
“We have to work hard for that playoff game,” said Giron. “It simply came to our notice then. I am proud of these women, they refused to give up even though it was difficult to score a point and we even fell behind. “
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