AVC: Philippines salvages 9th place, withstands Kazakhstan

first_imgNAKHON Ratchasima, Thailand — Cha Cruz and Mylene Paat combined for nine points to power Team Philippines to a 25-13, 23-25, 25-22, 17-25, 15-8 triumph over Kazakhstan Saturday night, closing out its campaign in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Asian Cup here.ADVERTISEMENT The Philippines wound up ninth among 10 teams in the tough tournament that qualified only the best teams in the region.Mika Reyes, one of the team stalwarts, said they struggled to form chemistry as the team only able to practice as a whole team one day before the meet starts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Given the span of time, I think we did well because we had major adjustments playing as one team,” the starting middle blocker said.“But we I think the crucial part there was in the preliminaries where we didn’t allow them to beat us easily,” she added. View comments MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Philippines also defeated Kazakhstan in Group stage but failed to make the quarterfinals after letting its matches against Australia and Iran slip away in five sets.Matched against Korea in the playoffs, the Filipinas showed big fighting heart before losing in four frames, relegating the country to battles for ninth.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college PetroGazz sweeps Tacloban in PVL opener Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more