When the DLSU Lady Spikers clawed back from a 20-24 deficit in the second set to tie the score at 24-all and eventually win 28-26, I was 99.99% sure that La Salle would wrap up the third set and secure UAAP women’s volleyball title number nine.
Defying DLSU head coach Ramil de Jesus’ assessment, it turns out that the “underdog” Lady Spikers only needed three days to fully prepare for the two-time defending champions Ateneo Lady Eagles.
The dust had not yet settled at the Mall of Asia Arena when I heard familiar chants of “Beat Ateneo!
Sunday’s 25-15, 25-23, 23-25, 21-25, 14-16 Final Four loss to FEU left several DLSU Lady Spikers in tears; wasting several chances to punch its ticket to the championship round against Ateneo, while giving up a lot of free points to their lower seeded rivals as the Lady Tamaraws forced a rubber-match scheduled on Wednesday.
In the field of economics and decision theory, the concept of loss aversion states that losses are twice as powerful, psychologically, as gains or wins.
The De La Salle Lady Spikers make a sudden change in their rotation as the coaching staff confirmed this week that veteran Cyd Demecillo will be moving to the Libero position until the end of the tournament.