Almadro credits ‘heart, resiliency’ in Ateneo’s finals return: ‘Sometimes it’s not about stats’

first_imgOn the contrary, Lady Eagles were actually the best team in terms of blocks, second-best in spikes, and the no. 5 team in service success.Ateneo averaged a league-best 2.6 blocks per set after the eliminations and posted a 27.9 success rate in terms of spiking.Despite the numbers to back up Ateneo’s performance, there is no shortage of doubters of one of the league’s most popular teams and the Lady Eagles are eager to prove them wrong.“We’re here to prove to everybody that we’re capable of reaching the finals, as Maddie [Madayag] said when we get to the finals then it would be a different story,” said Almadro.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Ateneo, which had a twice-to-beat edge in the Final Four, recovered from its five-set loss to the Lady Tamaraws in a game which gave the Lady Eagles’ critics plenty to talk about.But Almadro and his girls were not one to give up.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Many people, expert people will count us out because of statistics, but sometimes it’s not about statistics, it’s about heart and resiliency,” said Almadro after the Lady Eagles sealed their entry to the finals.“Most of the time they counted us out.” Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Never count Ateneo out.That was the message of Lady Eagles head coach Oliver Almadro after his team sent feisty Far Eastern University packing with a 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 25-14 win for a spot in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball finals.ADVERTISEMENT Nothing Hotshots could do to stop June Mar Fajardo’s near-perfect night Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIESlast_img

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