Pons, twice-to-beat FEU ready for tough stand from Ateneo

first_imgFEU needs to win just one game in its semifinals matchup against Ateneo to advance to the finals and face the winner between defending champion De La Salle and National University in the other Final Four bracket.“Ateneo is a champion team and it won’t budge that easily,” said Pons who is on her final playing year. “That team will fight no matter what.”“All of us needs to play well until the end, we won’t stop until the game is finished.”Despite the close records of the two teams with only one game separating FEU and Ateneo after the eliminations, there is a wide distinction between the Lady Tamaraws and the Lady Eagles on how they closed out their respective elimination round campaigns.FEU had one of the stronger finishes in the league as it ended its campaign on a four-game winning streak—only La Salle had a better run of eight unbeaten games to close the eliminations—while Ateneo lost its last two games.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ With new arena near, Bucks seek elusive playoff series win ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Far Eastern University’s narrative throughout the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament was to get to the top two seed en route to a potential 30th title.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ And when the Lady Tamaraws scored that sweet twice-to-beat advantage for their Final Four matchup against Ateneo, they knew that stopping at just that won’t be an option.Captain Bernadeth Pons said they could never be complacent against the Lady Eagles despite FEU’s perk of needing to win just one game in the Final Four to advance to the championship round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Every night we keep reminding ourselves that we can never be complacent despite having that twice-to-beat advantage,” said Pons in Filipino Friday at FEU gym.The Lady Tamaraws finished the eliminations with a 10-4 record for the second seed while the Lady Eagles settled for a 9-5 card at the third spot of the standings. Pons, although aware of the disparity, isn’t too keen on dwelling on how they finished the tournament’s preliminaries and instead looked at the semifinals as a landscape for the team that will execute better come game time.“We still have to listen to the instructions coach [George Pascua] gives us,” said Pons. “We have to execute everything correctly because coach has the game plan and all we have to do is apply that so that we can maintain this momentum we have now.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img