Adamson coach Padda: Players ‘don’t believe they can win’
Adamson head coach Airess Padda cursed on live TV and tried to instill some fight to the Lady Falcons but in the end, her team still bowed to its ninth straight loss in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.
The Lady Falcons, who are on a 16-game losing skid dating back to Season 78, fell to 0-9 this season after losing to the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws in three sets, 25-9, 25-20, 25-11, and Padda said it’s because her girls have lost belief in themselves that they actually can win.
“The coaches still believe we can win, but it’s just frustrating because sometimes they don’t believe that they can win,” said Padda Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I think most of the time, they believe that they are not going to win. They accept the loss before it even happens and again that comes from the inexperience, and the lack of leadership.”
Adamson is filled with rookies and sophomores with captain Jema Galanza the lone notable from last year’s team that included the likes of Erika Alkuino, Fem Emnas, and Mylene Paat.
The Lady Falcons rely heavily on Galanza and Padda acknowledged that her skipper need to get some help from her teammates.
“I think Jema can only do so much, but even she gets weak and there’s nobody for her to fall back on. So it’s frustrating,” said Padda.