UST coach gets the better of La Salle ‘living legend’ when it mattered most

first_imgAnd though it may appear that De Jesus has Reyes’ number, Reyes has gotten the better of the duel recently with two straight wins in just a span of five days.Not to mention, Reyes’ recent pair of victories came at the most opportune time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Golden Tigresses stunned La Salle in the playoff for No.2 on Wednesday then, followed it up with a heart-stopping five-setter in the Final Four, 25-19, 25-19, 20-25, 23-25, 15-10, to advance to their first finals trip in eight years.Reyes, who played in the UAAP during the early 2000s, said it was an unreal experience for him when De Jesus wished him luck for his first finals appearance as a head coach. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated De Jesus have been calling the shots for the Lady Spikers since 1998 way before Reyes got into the collegiate volleyball program of UST.“Coach Ramil is a living legend in Philippine volleyball,” said Reyes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s an amazing feeling when coach Ramil wished me luck earlier, it was surreal,” said Reyes in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. “It’s just now that everything’s sinking in, I even wanted to embrace him.”“I’ve learned so much from coach Ramil when we faced each other and it’s a big thing for me that the champion coach is the one wishing me luck for the finals.”De Jesus, who went 1-1 with Reyes in the elimination round this season, said he saw a different version of the Golden Tigresses from the one the Lady Spikers faced during the preliminaries.“The way UST played today was vastly different during the eliminations,” said De Jesus. “Almost everyone from that team matured, especially the rookies, because they’re not just hitting the ball for the sake of hitting it but they were actually technical with their approach.”As for Reyes, receiving praise from De Jesus was enough motivation for him moving forward.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ UST coach Kung Fu Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas head coach Kung Fu Reyes is on the losing end of his head-to-head matchup with De La Salle’s Ramil De Jesus, winning just twice in their eight encounters so farReyes owns a dismal 2-6 record in the elimination round against the 11-time UAAP champion coach.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte La Salle’s long UAAP finals streak ends: ‘You can’t be at the top all the time’ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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