VOLLEYBALL

Pinays snare volleyball silver in ASEAN School Games

By Mark Escarlote on Jul 22, 2019 07:04 PM

The Philippines bagged a silver medal in the 2019 ASEAN School Games girls' volleyball competition in Indonesia on Monday. (Photo courtesy of Malou Malaluan's Twitter account: @mama_malou)

The Philippines snatched a silver medal that glittered like gold on Monday in the championship round of the 2019 ASEAN School Games girls' volleyball competition in Indonesia.

Pitted against powerhouse Thailand, the Filipinas made a gallant stand as they pushed the match to five sets giving the Thais a scare before bowing, 20-25, 29-31, 25-19, 25-18, 9-15, for a runner-up finish.

Composed of the core of National University, the Philippines did not only earn a shiny trinket but also gained respect from other teams in the region as well as giving the country something to look forward to in the future.

Donning the national colors were reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player Angel Canino, Alyssa Solomon, Alleiah Malaluan, Kamille Cal, Erin Pangilinan, Mhicaela Belen, Lyann De Guzman, Camille Lamina, Sheena Toring, Jean Jamili, Evangeline Alinsug and Shaira Jardio under head coach Regine Diego.

Meanwhile, the PHI-NU boy’s team fell short in the semifinal at the hands of the Thais, 21-25, 20-25, 14-25.

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