Wong posts 63 excellent sets for Ateneo, but she’s not counting
It wasn’t just Ateneo’s comeback win against Adamson University that broke the lazy mundane on Sunday, but how it was also orchestrated.
The Lady Eagles came back from a seven-point deficit, 22-17, in the fourth set and pulled off a 24-26, 25-19, 21-25, 26-24, 15-12 win.
And setter Deanna Wong literally had a hand in all of Ateneo’s attack points.
Wong had a preposterous stat of 63 excellent sets even though the Lady Eagles scored just 57 spikes, but the third year playmaker isn’t a fan of delving too much into individual numbers.
“Actually I don’t mind how many I had,” said Wong at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “All I really thought of was how I can chase the ball and how I can set the ball even if it wasn’t received perfectly.”
“It’s a good thing but it’s better if we win whatever number was in the stat sheet, because it won’t matter if we lose.”
Wong’s playmaking helped the Lady Eagles get to an 8-3 record and clinch at least a playoff for the last spot in the Final Four.
And winning in a tough manner against the Lady Falcons would help, Wong said, Ateneo to have the mental and emotional edge it needs to close out the eliminations.
“I don’t take any team easily, we have to fight against them no matter what,” said Wong in Filipino. “We may have clinched the playoff but our goal is the top two or the top one so it’s really important to get that twice-to-beat advantage so that will be the next goal for us.”