SOROCABA, BRAZIL—Pressed for time, the Philippine women’s volleyball team has been slowly generating fantastic strides in creating the chemistry important to rule the coming 31st Southeast Asian Online games.
The progress was rather evident on Tuesday when the PH spikers demolished Sesi Sorocaba in five sets, 25-13, 25-19, 25-18, 25-17, 15-7 proper in front of the hosts’ raving hometown lovers that consist of hundreds of university children at the Sesi Clube in this article.
The women’s countrywide group redeemed alone from dropping a 5-setter from Superliga A squad Sao Caetano a day after the Filipinos arrived from an exhausting 36-hour journey from Manila.
“This is the 1st time we really played as a crew. I’m not glad, but it is a fresh commence. We’re truly wanting at finding improved each and every day,” said head mentor Jorge Edson Souza de Brito.
The Brazilian gold Olympic medalist has 3 weeks remaining to remodel this assortment of unique skills into a cohesive unit able of beating the heavyweights in the SEA Game titles these types of as perennial champion Thailand and Vietnam.
Power-hitting Ces Molina dropped 20 factors on the Brazilian flooring highlighted by 4 blocks and 4 company aces and Jaja Santiago wound up with 13 and experienced the similar variety of blocks.
Reverse spiker Mylene Paat attacked the center without having impunity, providing 12 points in the course of action although Alyssa Valdez, Kat Tolentino, Ria Meneses and setter Kyle Negrito had their share of the limelight.
Besides for the next established exactly where the PH spikers ended up threatened, virtually almost everything went on easily with Negrito effectively location up her teammates for top quality scoring positions that served Molina, Santiago and Jema Galanza properly.
“They played considerably greater compared to the very first sport, however their execution is not nonetheless fantastic. Their efficiency tonight has shown that they are now obtaining familiar with every single other on the floor as a crew,” stated Philippine National Volleyball Federation executive board member and countrywide team chairperson Tony Boy Liao.
Negrito, Galanza and Molina had been the starters in the match together with reverse hitter Tolentino and center blocker Dell Palomata. They simply took management early and coasted alongside in the opening set capped by a Molina block.
The Brazilians billed again from 4 factors down early in the next set and fought the Filipinos on equal footing until Santiago and Molina merged their efforts and Paat pummeled the Brazilians with two straight company aces that all over again brought down the hosts.
Crew captain Aby Marano and Valdez aided Crew Philippines establish a commanding direct, 12-3, right before Sesi Sorocaba threatened to overhaul the edge.
Paat and Valdez then joined forces with a selection of attacks that concluded off the Brazilians in the third established. Through the fourth set, it was the time of Ria Meneses to shine, effectively offering on the defensive finish inspite of the restricted time on the flooring.
Galanza and Tolentino ongoing to glow with assistance coming from Iris Tolenada and Majoy Baron in the excess established just before Santiago saw a gaping gap in the Brazilian defense for match point.
Up up coming for the PH spikers is the underneath-21 Barueri club workforce, which will satisfy them two times in a row on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday early morning.
The intensive instruction right here for two weeks is a very important component for the workforce to provide property a medal from the 31st Southeast Asian Game titles in Hanoi, Vietnam on Might 12-23.
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