Pinay spikers dominate Bangkok University
Mark Escarlote on Sep 12, 2019 09:21 PM
The Philippine women's volleyball team produced its best result in the series of tune-up games in Thailand. (Photo courtesy of LVPI)
Five days since the Philippine women’s volleyball team started its Thailand training camp, the Filipinas are already showing signs of cohesiveness and improvement.
Head coach Shaq Delos Santos saw his team produce its best result in four tune-up games after dominating Bangkok University in four sets of play, 25-19, 25-19, 25-15, 26-24, on Thursday.
The Nationals displayed improved chemistry and fluidity inside the court in their penultimate friendly match in their 12-day buildup for the inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix in Nakhon Ratchasima starting on Sept. 20.
The Filipinas will have a two-day break before taking on Japan's V-League runner-up Toray Arrows on Sunday where they will be joined by the remaining members of the 15-woman team in Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado, Maddie Madayag, Eya Laure and Jovelyn Gonzaga.
The Nationals lost to Thailand U-23 team, 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 17-25, 13-15, on Monday and only won one set against the powerhouse Thailand senior squad, 12-25, 19-25, 12-25, 21-25, 15-9, on Tuesday. The PHI team on Wednesday eked out a 24-26, 26-24, 25-16, 20-25, result in a rematch over the THA U-23 squad.