De Jesus admits 2nd loss to Ateneo a blow to team’s confidence

first_imgDozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Bolts fend off Aces’ late comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus said his Lady Spikers’ second straight loss to archrival Ateneo is a huge blow their confidence coming into the Final Four.“I think it really hit our confidence, that’s where we’ve been hit the hardest,” said De Jesus after the 12-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-19 loss at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos READ: Ateneo shocks La Salle to finish first round at no. 1 Still, De Jesus said the “real fight” starts in the semifinals.“The important games are in the semifinals, that’s where the real fight starts, not in the eliminations,” said De Jesus. “Today’s game was just to determine the seeding of the teams.”“Come Final Four, that’s where the fun starts.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ READ: Ateneo claims top spot, repeats over La SalleLa Salle was also subject to an Ateneo shocker early in the season when the Lady Eagles swooped on them in four sets, 26-24, 26-24, 21-25, 25-17.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnDe Jesus added they still have to fix their tendency to let their guard down after winning the first set.“That’s one thing we have to learn as a team. Yes, we know that we took one set but it’s not as if the opponent will just submit,” said De Jesus, whose team finished the eliminations with an 11-3 card behind the top seeded Lady Eagles who has a 12-2 record. MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View commentslast_img read more