Generika’s offense was nowhere to be found in their 12-25, 16-25,18-25 loss against F2 Logistics and veteran setter Rubie de Leon is growing frustrated.
Connecting on only 18 attack points in 107 attempts — a lowly 16% rate — De Leon called out the team’s floor defense for not making it easier for the Lifesavers to map out plays.
“Yung receive namin halos malayo sa net so kumbaga chanceball halos, miss ball. Mas nahihirapan kaming i-convert sa point dahil hindi sya ung saktong sakto na binibigay sa akin. More on labas labas lang yung play namin,” the Generika playmaker told FOX Sports.
“Medyo nakakafrustrate. ‘Yung part ko binibigay ko naman hindi lang siya nagcoconvert into point. Sinabihan ko sila na pagdating sa game kung libero taga-receive lang, gawin natin. Ako as a setter wala naman akong mase-set kung wala silang receive.”
No Lifesaver breached the double-digit mark, with Wensh Tiu scoring the most for Generika with 7 points, in a game that the Cargo Movers literally took since the opening whistle.
After winning their opener against Standard Insurance, De Leon said she is not satisfied with the way things have panned out 3 games after, especially their recent lost against the La Salle-loaded squad.
“First three games namin maganda, two games namin na talo lumaban. This game kasi parang hindi ako nakuntento. Okay lang din matalo pero lumalaban ngayon hindi ko nakita sa kanila yung ganun,” she added.
“Kahit naman sino sa tatlong sunod na talo, sino ba namang matutuwa. Nagkaroon kami ng open forum, nagsalita ako yung ibang players din.”
According to De Leon, the team apparent had an excellent tune-up game against male players before their match against F2.
“Ang ganda ng tune-up namin hindi namin nadala dito,” she said. “Nakakafrustrate din kasi bakit nagawa naming doon pero sa game hindi. Mas dapat nga kasi babae ‘yon (F2 Logistics) e ‘yung mga lalaki (sa tune-up) mas malakas pa ‘yun.”
De Leon is hoping Generika can turn things around as the team will have a 14-day layoff before facing the still-winless Cignal. — By John Chester Fajardo