No pressure for Raqraquin, San Beda ahead of NCAA finals
San Beda will head into its first championship series in the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament, but the magnitude of the event hasn’t dimished the confidence of the first-timers.
Skipper Cesca Raqraquin said Friday they don’t feel the pressure ahead of their first crack at the title, even if they are going up against two-time champion Arellano.
“There’s no pressure on our part, because we’re the challengers,” said Raqraquin in Filipino at Filoil Flying V Centre. “The pressure will be on them [the Lady Chiefs] because they want to go for the back-to-back titles.”
The Lady Red Spikers advanced to the Finals with a commanding three-set win over University of Perpetual Help, 25-21, 25-15, 25-23, in the Final Four.
San Beda didn’t even need to use its twice-to-beat advantage, a perk given to the Lady Red Spikers as the no.2 team in the league after finishing with an 8-1 record and 21 points.
Raqraquin said they just have to think about themselves play their own game, instead of thinking of the magnitude of the championship series.
“We’ll just have to play our own game and focus on ourselves,” said Raqraquin who had nine points in the game against the Lady Altas. “We just have to be relaxed and God will guide us through.”
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