De La Salle University Lady Spikers are eyeing no less than the twice-to-beat advantage heading to the semifinal rounds, according to its prized setter Michelle Cobb.
But although this is an ideal situation for them, Cobb said they are taking it one game at a time as the coaching staff tells them not to mind the standings.
“Hindi sa amin pinapaintindi ‘yung standings kasi ngayon ‘yung goal namin is one game at a time. Siguro as long as long as we’re in Top 2 and we get the twice-to-beat advantage, I think it’s already a big thing for us,” she said.
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After their straight-set victory over Adamson University earlier today, DLSU takes a stronghold of the second spot with an 8-3 slate.
Despite their domination over the Lady Falcons, Cobb said they did not expect the game to end the way it ended.
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For her, the amount of respect and preparation the team gives to every team they face is equal.
“When we come into a game naman regularly we don’t expect na [we will dominate]… Siguro sa amin big thing na ‘yung dominated ng three sets pero when we come into the game fair ang tingin namin sa kalaban. Same amount of effort and preparation,” said Cobb,who had 18 excellent sets.
Up next for them is their archrival Ateneo on Saturday, and according to Cobb the three-game winning streak they have prior this big game is still not enough measurement if they’d repeat victory over ADMU.
She said preparation and training this week will be vital in their Saturday bid.
“I can say na short pa rin ang three-game winning streak. Siguro mas magfocus kami sa pukpukan sa training this week kasi doon kami kukuha ng kumpiyansa in preparation for this Saturday’s game,” she said.