Facing ex-La Salle teammates a challenge, says Wensh Tiu

Wensh Tiu was at an unfamiliar territory in Generika’s loss to F2 Logistics, playing on the losing end against a lot of teammates when she suited up for La Salle in the UAAP. 

For Tiu, she doesn’t regret choosing to be on the opposite side of the Lady Spikers in the PSL All-Filipino Conference.

“Naisip ko rin (maglaro with them) pero nag-isip din ako na I’ve been with the team for how many years why not try something different, why not face them be an opponent,” Tiu said after the Lifesavers suffered their third consecutive loss.

“It’s challenging na makakalaban mo La Salle team, my former team, tapos nanalo sa UAAP so parang chinachallenge ko din sarili ko. And isa pa parang growth na din na I learn something else from a different coach,” she added.

Tiu said she was visualizing her former team’s patterns in preparation for their match and said there was really no difference in terms of atmosphere as they would also play 6-vs-6 during scrimmage.

“Teammates ko sila before (so) inaalala ko yung mga plays nila, saan taakbo yung bola, saan ako pepwesto. Nagre-recall ako kung ano yung pwedeng gawin ng team,” she said.

However, it seemed like it did not have a big impact in the lopsided loss as Generika were off-sync the entire match. The former La Salle open spiker herself did not perform well and scored only 7 points.

“Nakapagadjust naman pero kulang pa rin sa (pag-jel ‘yung team), kulang pa sa aggressiveness. Madami kaming errors,” she explained.

On how she could even it out against her former teammates on their second-round rematch, she said she will do the same thing with a little bit of adjustments.

“Visualize ulit. Titingnan ko yung pagkakamali ng team then i-correct sa training. Kulang lang talaga sa jel and aggressiveness yung team namin.” — By John Chester Fajardo