Santiago admits NU got ‘excited’ in poor start vs UE

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University seemed to have the easiest first-game matchup with University of the East—the worst team in the league a season ago—as its opponent in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball opener on Saturday.But it didn’t take long for the Lady Bulldogs to know that the game was anything but easy with the Lady Warriors showing they are not a team to mess with.ADVERTISEMENT Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos UE stunned NU, 25-18, in the opening set and Jaja Santiago feels the Lady Bulldogs failed to keep their emotions in check causing the team to yield the first set.“I think we were excited and each of us felt cocky and that played a major factor in the first set,” the towering spiker said Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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 returnThe Lady Bulldogs committed 19 of their total 27 errors in the opening set before regrouping to take the next three.Santiago said NU didn’t undermine UE’s abilities but she cited that there’s no one to blame for the poor start but themselves after going into the match not having the proper mindset. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leytecenter_img Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG “I know that UE wants to win, I think we were just too excited and we were too relaxed coming in,” said Santiago, who had 21 points. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Strong 2nd half pushes TNT past GlobalPort for 1-0 lead 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown View commentslast_img