COACH Obet Javier of defending three-time champion Arellano University has fired a warning: It’s up to the Lady Chiefs to heed his call.
“Sana maisip ng players ko na hindi dapat ganoon, na pabago-bago ang performance nila every game na hindi maganda,” Javier said after Arellano subdued Letran 25-14, 26-28, 25-19, 25-16 last Feb. 4.
“Nagde-defend ka ng title pero hindi ganoon ka-convincing ang pagde-defend mo. Dapat kapag gusto mong mai-defend ang championship, dapat ang performance mo ay paangat at hindi pabago-bago,” he added.
The Lady Chiefs try to boost their hold of solo second when they tackle the also-ran Emilio Aguinaldo College Lady Generals today in the 95th NCAA women’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.
The match is set at noon before Perpetual Help seeks to gain solo third when it battles another eliminated team in Letran at 2 o’clock.
Graduating outside spiker Regine Arocha, reigning MVP Necole Ebuen, middle hitter Carla Donato, and Princess Bello are expected to deliver for Arellano, which is toting a 6-1 card behind unbeaten College of St. Benilde.
With a lowly 1-7 record along with idle Mapua University, EAC is reeling from a 25-20, 17-21, 21-25, 17-25 loss to the Lady Altas last Feb. 10.
The Lady Generals will bank on sophomore Cathrine Almazan, Krizzia Reyes, and Dhariane Gallardez.
Perpetual waylaid the Lady Generals 20-25, 21-17, 25-21, 25-17 last Feb. 10.