SEA Games: PHI barges in men’s water polo win column

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 28, 2019 09:41 PM
SEA Games: PHI barges in men’s water polo win column
The Philippine men's water polo team eked out a 7-4 win over Thailand to barge in the win column. (Photo courtesy of Philippine Water Polo)

Five huge goals in the second and third periods lifted the Philippines past Thailand, 7-4, on Thursday to barge in the win column of the 30th Southeast Asian Games men’s water polo competition at the New Clark City Aquatics Center.

Tied at one point apiece after the first canto, the Filipinos flicked in three goals in the second period before adding two more in the next quarter for a 6-3 lead.

The Nationals scored another goal in the last period to put the game away and notch their first win after a 6-6 draw in their opening day showdown against Indonesia. The Philippines and Indonesia are tied with one win and one draw in the round robin format.

The Thais, which the Filipinos also beat in their meeting in the 2017 Kuala Lumpur edition of the biennial meet, fell to 1-1 win-loss record tied with defending champion Singapore, which bowed to Indonesia, 5-7.

The Philippines will take on Singapore Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Filipinas were pummeled by Thailand, 5-32, to fall to 0-2 slate.

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