Pregame: DLSU vs UST 8/25
The Archers will try to get back into the groove as they clash with UST tomorrow. Game time is at 3PM.
La Salle is coming off a very disappointing loss over the UE Red Warriors last Saturday. Until now, the rabid faithful continue to be extremely affected by this harrowing defeat. A lot has already been said by our readers here so there’s nothing much to say about the team’s current struggles.
If the Green Archers wish to continue playing beyond the elimination stage, they should stop playing catch-up and sustain the same energy throughout a full game. Also, those expected to score need to be consistent. Consistently good, that is. For the past few seasons, we have yet to see a regular group of guys that can be counted on to deliver game in game out. We regularly get to see different top scorers each game. Clearly, someone or some people need to step up consistently especially now that Yutien will be out for the rest of the season due to an ACL injury.
La Salle and UST are currently tied for 4th at 4-5, a game behind FEU. This is a must-win for the Archers especially that they will be going up against Ateneo on Sunday.
Whichever team wins today will go a game ahead of the loser in the tightening race for the playoffs. This is critical with NU starting to play well in their last couple of games. Our team is still in control of their destiny, and if they win, they can use this game as a springboard, but if they lose, their chances look dimmer with Ateneo, FEU, and NU still to come.
This game will probably prove to be the crossroads of the season for our Green Archers. We may have been disappointed in their up-and-down performance so far, but this shouldn’t stop us from rallying behind OUR TEAM as they play tomorrow against their closest competitor.