Asian Games: Thailand overwhelms returning Philippines in women’s volleyball

first_imgPhilippines’ Alyssa Valdez (L) hits the ball as Thailand’s Pimipichaya Kokram (C) and Hattaya Bamrungsuk (R) defend during their women’s Group A preliminary volleyball match between the Philippines and Thailand at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACEJAKARTA—Talk about being welcomed back to the Asian Games the wrong way.Regional power Thailand dealt the Philippine women’s volleyball team a sound beating on Sunday afternoon, scoring a 25-22, 25-12, 25-15 ripping of the Filipinos, who are playing in the Games for the first time in 36 years and clearly looked like they would need a lot of catching up to do.ADVERTISEMENT Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Semis-bound PH poomsae teams assured of bronze medals in Asian Games Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Next up for Team Philippines is another rated side in Japan on Tuesday and the Filipinos have three more chances to book at least one win and make it to the next round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READcenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES View comments Consistently finding holes in the Philippine defense while attacking with impunity and defending fluidly, the Thais just needed to shrug off a bum start before pulling away, with the second and third sets looking like a no-contest at GBK’s Indoor Tennis Courts here.Coach Shaq delos Santos used all of his players in the Philippines’ first Asiad stint since 1982, giving everyone a feel of what it’s like and letting everyone know what kind of competition they need to overcome to be among the region’s elite.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We need to experience (top level) tournaments like this,” Delos Santos said.The Philippines got off to a strong start, taking a 9-2 lead before gradually losing steam from 21-all to lose the first set. The Filipinos won just 27 points in the next two sets to go down in just over 70 minutes. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taallast_img

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