AVC Asian Cup: PHI, Kazakhstan dispute ninth place

Mark Escarlote on Sep 22, 2018 10:15 AM
AVC Asian Cup: PHI, Kazakhstan dispute ninth place
The Philippine national women's volleyball team will face Kazakhstan in a pool play rematch for ninth place in the AVC Asian Cup. (Photo courtesy of asianvolleyball.net)

The Philippines will try to end its AVC Asian Cup campaign on a high note in a rematch against pool play victim Kazakhstan on Saturday in the classification round for ninth place.

Game time is at 5:00 p.m. at the Korat Chatchai Hall in in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

The Filipinas, who are relegated to the Challenge Cup after falling short of a quarterfinals stint, will try to salvage some sense of pride against the only team that they defeated during the group stage.

Behind the 16-point efforts each by Alyssa Valdez and Mylene Paat, the PHI hurdled Kazakhstan’s developmental team, 25-22, 25-23, 20-25, 25-17, at the end of Pool C group stage last Tuesday.

The Filipinas slid to the battle for ninth place after suffering a 13-25, 26-24, 7-25, 21-25 defeat at the hands of a young South Korean squad Friday.

Kazakhstan has yet to win a game in the tournament.    


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