Adamson's Paat not losing hope despite dimming Final 4 chances

Mylene Paat scored 11 points in Adamson's five-set loss to UST. Arvin Lim, ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA, Philippines – Adamson University team captain Mylene Paat is not yet throwing in the towel even after the Lady Falcons slumped to their seventh loss of the UAAP Season 78 women's volleyball tournament on Wednesday.

Adamson bowed to University of Santo Tomas (UST) in five hard-fought sets to lose their third consecutive game. At 3-7, they are in seventh place, having fallen behind National University (NU), Far Eastern University (FEU) and UST.

On Wednesday, they showed great fight against the Tigresses, even leading two sets to one before eventually bowing in five. Adamson has yet to win a match in the second round.

(READ: Tigresses exact revenge on Lady Falcons in five sets)

"Siguro nawalan lang kami ng consistency sa loob. Ayun lang," Paat told ABS-CBN News. "Matibay naman ang loob ng mga teammates ko eh."

Paat pointed to their 32 unforced errors as a huge reason for their loss, and insisted that the team is not having any issues adjusting to new head coach Domeng Custodio, who replaced Sherwin Meneses halfway through the season.

"Wala namang adjustment eh," she said. "Natutuwa nga ako kasi pinapakinggan ng teammates ko ang lahat, kung sino man ang magsalita."

With four games to go in their schedule – three of which are against teams that are Final 4 contenders – Paat still believes they can threaten for the last spot in the semi-finals.

"Kaya pa," she said. "Nandoon pa eh. 'Di naman 'yun mawawala. Sa amin, kinakaya namin na maka-abot."

Again, she stressed that the time for "adjustments" has come and gone for them.

"Wala, wala ng adjustments," Paat said. "Basta gawa na lang."

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