Okayama Seagulls crush PHI U-23 team
Mark Escarlote on Jul 05, 2019 09:06 PM
The Philippine U-23 women's national team suffered a humiliating straight sets loss to powerhouse Okayama Seagulls.
The Philippine Under-23 women’s national team’s inexperience and first-time jitters were just too obvious as Japan’s Okayama Seagulls gave the Filipinas a rude welcome in the 2019 Thailand Open Sealect Tuna Championships at the V Sommai Gymnasium in Sisaket Friday night.
Without most the PHI national pool stars because of prior club commitments and injuries, the young squad suffered a humiliating 9-25, 12-25, 6-25, beating from a taller and seasoned Japanese squad.
The Seagulls were quick to pounce on the jittery Filipinas, building huge margins early in each set to cruise to victory.
The Nationals are missing most of its stars including Isa Molde, Tots Carlos, setter Alina Bicar, libero Buding Duremdes, Judith Abil and Mean Mendrez because of club commitments while spiker Eya Laure has yet to recover from an ankle injury she suffered in the UAAP Season 81 Finals two months ago.
The Filipinas will take on 3BB Nakornnont on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
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