“We tried our best to stop her in the first and second sets. But in the third and fourth sets, she’s simply unstoppable,” said Sta. Lucia coach George Pascua, who ordered his wards to contain Silva if they want to pocket the victory.
“I told the team that we should grab the lead at least before Silva rotates in front. I’m glad that we were able to do that and Dana (Anisova) connected a lucky ace for the win.”
“One game at a time,” said Laniog, hinting that they will again use their serving prowess to the fullest to push the Lifesavers out of their comfort zone.
“All teams are equally tough. Every team is capable of springing a surprise. That’s why we have to watch the videos, go back to the drawing board and carefully plot our game plan.”
“We know that they (Foton) are tall, so to take away that advantage and force them to work for their first ball, we have to come up with strong services,” said F2 Logistics coach Arnold Laniog, who is subbing in for 10-time UAAP champion coach Ramil de Jesus.
“Our target going into this game is to have a strong start. I’m glad that we managed to accomplish that and get this important victory.